[lug] Can't send email to uswest domain

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Wed Dec 13 16:45:25 MST 2000

I don't think so much it's sysadmins trying to secure things, it's just how
the software was designed. SendMail still does this. It seems to gracefully
fail over now, but on older versions, the timeouts were wrong and SendMail
would timeout the SMTP connection before the auth connection timed out. At
the time I was running NT and I actually went so far as to write an identd
daemon for NT.

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
Behalf Of Nate Duehr
Sent: 13 December, 2000 3:31 PM
To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
Subject: Re: [lug] Can't send email to uswest domain

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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