January 22nd, 2005


userinfo senji
2005/01/22 20:45:00 - SAUCE time…
In the ongoing war against spam I've finally got around to something I've been meaning to do for some time — namely not accepting mail to root@ysolde.ucam.org from external sites.

My initial thought was to make an exim&lowast configuration change to do this, but a simple look through the documentation failed to produce an obvious way of doing this without blocking mail to root locally.

However, when I asked on IRC Diziet (WINOLJ) pointed out that this could be done with SAUCE. Since chiark provides my exterior MX services I already have SAUCE in the equation, but have until recently had all addresses classified as lax which means that SAUCE won't (generally) reject stuff.

So, a quick conversation with mailadmin later to arrange some delegation I could configure SAUCE to issue a 550 error for all mail to root saying "use appropriate role address".

Hopefully this will reduce my spam intake by about 33% for ysolde.ucam.org.

Version 3.35. People wishing to rant about the antiquity of this should direct their effort at getting Debian Sarge released.
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Entry Tags: debian, diziet, geeky, spam

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userinfo ewx
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2005/01/23 00:20:15
JOOI, what is actually stopping you from using sarge?
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userinfo pm215
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2005/01/23 06:39:42
er, sarge doesn't get security updates yet, does it?

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userinfo ewx
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2005/01/23 15:17:47
It doesn't get security.debian.org yet, no. But that doesn't stop me from using it; it might or might not be what is stopping Jon.
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userinfo senji
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2005/01/24 21:35:06
That's one reason. I don't have the effort to go chasing around after broken things when they upload a new thing either.

When I gather that sarge has actually frozen I'll probably kick my laptop up to there, and see if that works.
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userinfo mtbc100
2005/01/23 00:46:40
Mmmm. The Debian release cycle is becoming absurdly long. ):
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