[LUNI] Sendmail question. . . .
Mark E. Matula
mmatula at charon.dnsalias.net
Fri Mar 1 17:01:12 CST 2002
On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Martin Maney wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 01:23:15PM -0600, Mark E. Matula wrote:
> > If you're wondering why I care about this, among other things, it wonks
> > replies by trying to deliver them locally. And it just bugs me.
> Since they are not local users, and have no hostname, what magic do you
> think is going to deliver them no matter what your MTA does? Where should
> it send them?
It shouldn't send them. It should (IMO) ignore them. But it SHOULDN'T slap
a @charon.dnsalias.net on them and call it good. Although, now it occurs to
me maybe it's the client that's doing the slapping. I'll have to do a
little more testing.
The bottom line is that the problem is with the sending client or MTA for
not using a legit address in the first place, I guess (I've noticed it w/
Lookout, but there might be others). So I guess maybe I was barking up the
wrong tree. Next time I see one like that I'll check out what it looks like
pre-pine in the spool.
Thanks for helping clear my clouded thoughts on this matter.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in
BASIC after reaching puberty.
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