[Esd-l] Spotting mailbombs

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Mon Mar 17 21:08:44 PST 2003

On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Brian Best wrote:

> Is it at all possible to use the sanitizer to spot when someone
> sends 100's of messages to random addresses at your company.

Not really. Random addresses mostly be invalid, and your MTA should
bounce them rather than accepting delivery. Procmail only comes into
play once delivery is accepted.

If someone is mailbombing you, check your logs for the source and
contact their ISP.

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 ...voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding
 of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they
 are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
 and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any
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