[Greylist-users] Re: What could make the sendmail milter stopworking?

Evan Harris eharris at puremagic.com
Thu May 13 13:50:05 PDT 2004

Completely my fault, I've gotten behind in my maintenance.  However, I did
just check in a rework of the db_maintenance.pl script yesterday.  I expect
to put out an update RealSoonNow.... :)

The purpose behind the checks for smtp mailers is to ignore things like uucp
and possibly custom mailers, which the milter doesn't know how to handle
properly.  Maybe the exclusions aren't necessary, but I figured it was
better safe than sorry, only check mail I _KNOW_ I should be able to handle

Incidentally, your link is unfortunately in html.  Is there a link to
your version of the script in a downloadable form (whitespace intact, no
html tags)?  I was going to compare the patches you have in yours versus


On Thu, 13 May 2004, Morris Maynard wrote:

> I want to express my appreciation for the improvements presented in the
> parent message. I have taken Philip's patches and incorporated them into
> the 0.5 script along with Martin Walker's earlier patches. I have been
> running the result for only about 24 hours so be warned. The resulting
> script is at
>   http://www.maynidea.com/sendmail/relaydelaypk.html
> I have a couple of questions about all of the script versions out there.
> Firstly, there are a couple of sections which, according to the
> comments, purport to detect when a "non-SMTP-like mailer" is the source
> of the incoming message. In these cases it PASSES the message with no
> further checks. I do not understand the logic behind this. If the mailer
> is not SMTP-compliant, is seems to me that it is an extremely likely
> candidate to be a spammer. And indeed my own experience bears this out.
> I have commented out those sections in my working versions, with no
> apparent ill effect (i.e. all legitimate mail sent to my servers is
> delivered AFAIK ;).
> Secondly, the most recent version posted on puremagic is over six months
> old. I don't want to whine, but... OK, just consider this a whine, OK?

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