[oclug] automated spam problem
rod at giffinscientific.com
Tue Apr 19 19:59:41 EDT 2005
On Tue, April 19, 2005 19:55, Sean Hammond said:
> I only found sdf.lonestar.org in /etc/hosts and
> /var/spool/postfix/etc/hosts. /etc/hostname just contains 'sean'.
> I deleted sdf.lonestar.org from those hosts files, and really hope
> this has fixed it, but unfortunately I don't know how to verify this,
> except by hoping my admin stops receiving the messages and renews my
I think the admin is being a little bit over-reactive myself.
> This really leaves me wondering how the hell this situation came to
> be. I've not edited these files before. Months ago I installed
> SendMail with all the default configs except that my domain for
> outgoing mail (for the 'from' addresses) was set to sdf.lonestar.org .
Yup. That's probably where it started. The problem seems to be that your
mail configuration believed *it* was the sdf.lonestar.org system. I
haven't been able to follow along very closely because I've been quite
busy at work, but it seems to me that you're taking reasonable steps to
fix the situation. If the admin doesn't come around really soon and
co-operate himself, like sending you one of the messages so you can see
for yourself what happened, just dump them. It's not worth it. Find
another mail provider that's a little more reasonable and a lot less anal
That's my advice anyway.
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