> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Ford [mailto:jaford@...]
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 9:01 AM
> To: leaf-user@...
> Subject: [leaf-user] This looks interesting
> Any thoughts on installing this on a Leaf box, as possibly
> the best answer yet to the spam problem?
> It would need Perl installed - but is the uPerl package 'man' enough?
Don't get me wrong, but stopping email on a router doesn't seem to be
the nicest thing around.
For me that is the job of the internet email gateway, thus on a different
While my statement may start a flame war on what is the appropriate
thing to run on a router, i like the approach of keeping things as simple
as possible. Each job requires its own machine.
Additionally, it's use of DNSBL and IP database related stuff does not
convince me. The several times i tried to use any of those approaches
triggered a whole bunch of false positives, even blocking out important
I personally use MailScanner to filter out junk, and yes, it does consume
my downstream bandwidth, but it is my choice of doing it this way.
> Jim Ford
Of course, if someone creates a package for Bering uClibc is totally ok
by me, i'm not opposing at all, i will just not use it :)
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From: Paul Traina <pst@ps...> - 2006-09-25 23:46:19
> Of course, if someone creates a package for Bering uClibc is totally ok
> by me, i'm not opposing at all, i will just not use it :)
Totally agree. I think automatic blacklists are a seriously bad idea in
general, and MailCanibal is a truly bad idea in particular (think of the
case where gmail/aol/yahoo get onto the blacklist because of some user).
However, B-U, just like OpenWRT, is modular for a reason, folks can load
up packages or not and nobody is forced to use anything.