DCC digest, Vol 1 #389 - 1 msg

Rice, MA Mark (6750) @ IS mark.rice@L-3com.com
Thu Oct 9 18:29:49 UTC 2003


I just submitted it to the SpamAssassin List.

- Mark Rice

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>    1. RE: http://www.trimmail.com/ // comco-inc.com (Vernon Schryver)
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> Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 14:31:52 -0600 (MDT)
> From: Vernon Schryver <vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com>
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> Subject: RE: http://www.trimmail.com/ // comco-inc.com
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> Brian Gillette of Comco reports that the box found this week was a
> sole exception overlooked last month when other trimMail boxes were
> fixed to not use the public DCC servers.  It has already been fixed,
> within a day of its discovery.
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> According to reports from other people, the SpamAssassin documentation
> does mention using `cdcc info` to see if the DCC client is working,
> but doesn't say why it matters or what you're supposed to look for.
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> It would be swell if someone with access to SpamAssassin mailing lists
> or something could encourage that documentation to say that `cdcc info`
> should find at least one preferablly more than half a dozen of the
> public DCC servers.  If it doesn't, a likely cause is an interfering
> firewall.  A common firewall configuration passes outgoing DCC/UDP/IP
> requests to distant port 6277 but rejects responses.  That combined
> with the DCC client code's retransmission mechanisms can multiply the
> outgoing requests by more than 50 times.  (Never mind that large
> multiplication applies only to dccproc and that recent versions of
> dccproc should throttle the flood to a dozen or two every few minutes.)
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> Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com
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