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Re: [vox-tech] exim / rbl question. a mystery.
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Re: [vox-tech] exim / rbl question. a mystery.

Yeah, MAPS is now non-free.  However it looks like individuals can 
still get a free subscription.  See:


-- Rod

On Friday 14 December 2001 12:46 am, Matt Roper wrote:
> I did a fresh install of Debian on my laptop the other day and
> noticed that it no longer asks about the RBL when Exim is setup. 
> According to /usr/share/doc/exim/changelog.Debian.gz, it appears
> that RBL no longer works:
>   * debian/config: remove RBL questions (as ORBS no longer exists,
> and MAPS now charges); include a comment about RBL instead (Closes:
> #104524)
> Matt
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 11:32:02PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > dear lugod,
> >
> > when i installed debian and configured exim, i was under the
> > impression that exim was configured to reject any email from an IP
> > address listed in the maps rbl database.
> >
> > this evening i was reading the map-rbl site, and came across:
> >
> > 	Testing Your RBLSM Configuration
> > 	Russell Nelson has put together an auto-responder that you may
> > use to test your RBLSM implementation.  His instructions are:
> >
> > 	Send mail to nelson-rbl-test@crynwr.com from the server whose
> > RBLSM block you are testing.  Expect one reply from ns.crynwr.com
> > with the SMTP conversation.  If you get another reply from
> > linux.crynwr.com, your RBLSM filter is broken.
> >
> > i followed the instructions and apparently, i'm still getting mail
> > from blacklisted addresses -- the 2nd email from linux.crynwr.com
> > arrived.
> >
> > next, i looked at exim.conf:
> >
> > 	# Exim contains support for the Realtime Blocking List (RBL) that
> > is being # maintained as part of the DNS. See
> > http://maps.vix.com/rbl/ for # background. Uncommenting the
> > following line will make Exim reject mail # from any host whose IP
> > address is blacklisted in the RBL at maps.vix.com.
> >
> > 	rbl_domains = rbl.maps.vix.com
> > 	rbl_reject_recipients = true
> > 	rbl_warn_header = false
> >
> > this looks good to me.  can someone guess why i'm still getting
> > email that should be rejected by the rbl database?
> >
> > thanks!
> > pete
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