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Re: SORBS

From: <n.frankcom_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Apr 20 2010 - 18:39:14 GMT
To: John Rudd <jrudd@ucsc.edu>

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:26:27 -0700, John Rudd <jrudd@ucsc.edu> wrote:

>Having full rDNS isn't the issue.
>
>What probably happened was something like this:
>
>1) your ISP reported their dynamic addresses to SORBS, or SORBS
>inferred them via various means.
>
>2) SORBS listed those addresses in DUL
>
>3) Your ISP ran low on static addresses, and allocated to you one of
>the addresses that was formerly a dynamic address.
>
>4) Your ISP did NOT inform SORBS of the change, or SORBS mechanisms
>for inferrence didn't pick up the change (or they don't bother to try
>to detect such changes)
>
>5) You're in the DUL even though you think you shouldn't be, because
>you're on a static IP.
>
>What you need to do is force #4 to get fixed.
>
>rDNS is a helpful part of the bigger picture, but has nothing to do
>with the above 5 steps/events.
>
>
>
>On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 10:17, Nigel Frankcom <n.frankcom@gmail.com> wrote:
>> My IP has full rDNS supplied by my ISP - please feel free to ping -a
>> 217.36.54.209 and tell me what exactly is wrong wit that?
>>
>> On 20 April 2010 16:08, Benny Pedersen <me@junc.org> wrote:
>>> On tir 20 apr 2010 15:04:53 CEST, Nigel Frankcom wrote
>>>
>>>> If anyone has any ideas - please let me know?
>>>
>>> if your isp give you dul ip, then you must use isp smtp servers as relay
>>>
>>> not a fault of sorbs some isp is badly informing users on howto
>>>
>>> if you really want to use you ip as server make sure it relly is allowed
>>> from your isp, the report from sorbs says me its not a static ip
>>>
>>> ps: if you need to have mail sent from home server make it use smtp auth to
>>> gmail, and the problem is totaly gone, if that is not possible change isp !
>>>
>>> --
>>> xpoint http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
>>>

Fair point, just come off the phone to my ISP, they can't get any
response from sorbs.

Nigel

PS - the ISP approach was my 1st attempt - a week ago tomorrow (GMT)