localhost in server whitelist?

John Sutton john@scl.co.uk
Mon Mar 8 18:07:24 UTC 2004


On Monday 08 March 2004  4:46 pm, you wrote:
> Given the disparity you've found, perhaps the DCC clients, dccm, dccifd,
> and dccproc, should do the equivalent of `dccm -gALL` when using the
> anonymous client-ID.   That would be a bad idea if anyone is using
> the anonymous ID with their private, local DCC servers and depending
> on server whitelist entries.  Does anyone do that?

Surely you meant to write 'dccm -gnot-ALL' ?

> The server whitelist is a generally bad idea based on a long
> discredited model for whitelisting bulk mail.  It seemed a good
> idea until the third or fourth DCC server was installed.
>
> > would do it but I've hesitated to do this because I don't understand this
> > paragraph from the man page:
> >      -g [not-]type
> >          indicates that white-listed or OK or OK2 "counts" from the DCC
> > serv
> >
> > What does it mean by "white-listed or OK or OK2"?  Surely whitelisted IS
> > "OK or OK2"?
>
> Yes.  Perhaps that sentence should be
>        indicates that white-listed, OK or OK2, counts from ...

Good. Now I know I'm winning.  Fact is, this beast you've created is of such 
daunting complexity that making any assumptions has this far led me into 
error, so I'm now treading very carefully indeed ;-)

> Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com
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