From: Michel Py (no email)
Date: Wed Apr 14 2004 - 00:09:14 EDT
> John Curran wrote:
> If we can fix this by changing default behavior to make such
> machines less useful to hackers, while still allowing anyone
> who wants to originate to do so at will via configuration,
> what is the harm?
Besides architectural purity (which still bears weight) the
problem is that configuration costs money. I have my own SMTP
server at home because I'm not happy with my ISP's smarthost.
That same ISP can't reverse-lookup my static IP to return a PTR
that has my domain name in it, explain me how they will build a
filter that un-filters port 25 for my IP and does not for the