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  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Re: email question?
  • From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@diraMAPSc.org>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 15:14:50 -0800
  • References: NBBBJGOOCKBAALPHDBLCGEBECMAA.allopezdeleon@ucdavis.edu
  • References: 20010227121312.B30890@dirac.org
  • References: 20010227130141.A20837@mcowan-linux.transmeta.com
  • References: 20010227141757.A31636@dirac.org
  • References: 20010301144454.A29485@mcowan-linux.transmeta.com

On Thu 01 Mar 01,  2:44 PM, Micah Cowan said: 
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 02:17:57PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> Pete, you should really double-check these things.  One of the ways
> I've found vrfy to be turned off (including, as it turns out, my new
> employer), is to simply acknowledge /every/ address you ask it for.
> This is obviously not very helpful - you can double check by trying
> unlikely names, such as
> 
> vrfy <nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn>
> 
> -Micah
 
ok, mister party-pooper.   :-)   i concede that many places acknowledge any
old address, but i checked a few of my examples out.  and most of them don't
fake people out.  some of them are funny, so i post them here for humor
value:


% telnet mail.sourceforge.net 25
Trying 216.136.171.198...
Connected to usw-sf-lists.sourceforge.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 usw-sf-list1.sourceforge.net ESMTP Exim 3.22 #1 Thu, 01 Mar 2001
15:06:01 -0800 - SF usw-list mm4
vrfy qwer
550 <qwer> is not deliverable


% telnet debian.org 25
Trying 198.186.203.20...
Connected to klecker.debian.org.
Escape character is '^]'.
vrfy qwer
220 klecker.debian.org ESMTP Exim 3.12 #1 Thu, 01 Mar 2001 15:03:49 -0800
550 <qwer> is not deliverable


% telnet mail.linux.com 25
Trying 198.186.203.59...
Connected to mail.linux.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
vrfy qwer
220-mail.i.linux.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.11.0.Beta3/8.11.0.Beta3; Thu, 1 Mar
2001 15:04:40 -0800 
220-
220-Spam sucks.  Spam is prohibited here and any detected spam may be used
220 in prosecution against the spammer.
550 5.1.1 qwer... User unknown


% telnet hp.com 25
Trying 192.151.11.13...
Connected to hpcc923.external.hp.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
vrfy qwer
220 hpcc923.external.hp.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3 (PHNE_21697)/8.9.3
SMKit7.02; Thu, 1 Mar 2001 15:04:59 -0800 (PST)
550 qwer... User unknown


% telnet telnet.org 25
Trying 63.229.234.25...
Connected to 63.229.234.25.
Escape character is '^]'.
vrfy qwer
220 superbox.telnet.org ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3; Thu, 1 Mar 2001 17:19:07
-0600
550 qwer... User unknown


% telnet lesbian.com 25
Trying 206.242.133.164...
Connected to www.lesbian.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
vrfy qwer
220 www.lesbian.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3; Thu, 1 Mar 2001 18:07:24
-0600
550 qwer... User unknown


ok, i just found two that fakes people out:


% telnet openssh.org 25     
Trying 194.109.206.210...
Connected to outpost.zedz.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mail.zedz.net Microsoft Exchange 2001 Beta (build:097z-2001)
vrfy qwer
252 <qwer>

omigosh!  openssh.org runs windows?   who let the dogs out?!?


% telnet www.kernel.org 25
Trying 209.10.41.242...
Connected to zeus.kernel.org.
Escape character is '^]'.
vrfy qwer
220 zeus.kernel.org ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3; Thu, 1 Mar 2001 15:16:04
-0800
252 <qwer@linux.kernel.org>

thank HEAVENS this site doesn't run windows!


pete


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