Solved! [ILUG] Followup 3: Naive ADSL/WiFi questions [ cannot
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Wed Sep 5 22:07:16 IST 2007
| From: John Madden <john+ilug at jmadden.eu>
| Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 21:20:20 +0100
| On (05/09/07 20:22), Brian Foster said:
| > the ISP, X, is a (small) operation owned by a much
| > larger ISP, Y. so with some of searching (mostly
| > en Français), I found the SMTP server for Y, and
| > tried that. if you are reading this post, it's
| > (still) working .... yea!
| > I haven't checked (yet), but I don't think Y's an
| > open relay. OTOH, I've no idea how (or even if?)
| > Y's authenticating?
| I suspect it's done on allowing a subnet to relay through the SMTP
| server, but disallowing all others. This is a common SMTP configuration
| for network-serving SMTP servers.
ah, yes, that could be it. third new infobit
for the day. thanks!
| Stick the SMTP address into http://www.abuse.net/relay.html and see if
| it's an open relay!
great minds think alike. that's exactly what
I was doing just yer post was arriving in my
inbox ... and the answer is it's NOT an open
relay. hence, I conclude, the (small (and,
as it happens, local)) ISP X fscked up the
instructions or(/and?) server's configuration.
(the instructions are fscked on another,
unrelated, point, but what to do is obvious.)
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