[mythtv-users] Needed services

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Oct 19 20:59:19 UTC 2007


David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Some distros even start up an MTA, really handy for a spammer who gets
>> into the box.
> 
> Well, you have to have *some* kind of MTA running if you're going to  
> get local system mail.  A lot of distributions have nightly jobs that  
> email stuff to root.
> 
> If a spammer gets into the box, whether or not it has an MTA pre- 
> installed isn't going to affect things much.  It's not like there's a  
> shortage of purpose-built spam sending software.  Much of the spam I  
> get is from software that's clearly just spewing pre-scripted SMTP  
> commands, not "real" MTAs.

I guess you're right. That's probably why greylisting works so well -
the spammer software doesn't honor the soft bounce - yet.

beww


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