[lug] Can't send email to uswest domain

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 13 15:58:55 MST 2000

For Internet security, identd seems pointless.  I agree with Nate and
wish they would give it up.  It's like being asked by a telemarketer for
your name and address.  Or the classic "Sign up to download".  I rarely
see any good reason to tell the truth.  Why bother?

First name: a
Last name: b
Phone number: 234-345-4567


Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 11:25:39AM -0700, George Sexton wrote:
> > If you are firewalling your machine, make sure you let the auth protocol
> > through to the identd daemon. Many mail hosts can exhibit lots of strange
> > behaviors if the sender isn't running identd.
> But of course, you can always point out to anyone running a mail server
> that requires you to ident that they're not in compliance with the RFC's
> for mail services.
> I really dislike it when sysadmins try to secure services that were
> never designed to be secure.  :) :) :)
> --
> Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com>
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