SMTP flaming…

I always expect to find weird SMTP status codes… After all i dont trust Exchange MTA anymore since the greylisting bug….

But it is always amusing to find something like this (used by qmail)

25 - - 354+go+ahead+punk,+make+my+day  with reference to

This was actually caused by bad formatting  with a non RFC 821 compliant SMTP client…

If you keep in mind that this error code message may appear in NDR to a user – which may potenially be a customer – this method is not really  suited to handle noncompliance.

Black Hat Webcast No. 4 today

Trust Doesn’t Scale: Practical Hijacking On the World’s Largest Network
Thursday, October 16 1:00 pm PST/4:00 pm ET • FREE


– Jeff Moss, Founder and Director of Black Hat
– Anton Kapela,Co-Owner and Partner at 5Nines Data
– David Mortman, CSO-in-Residence, Echelon One
– Max Kelly, CSO of FaceBook
– Ariel Futorasnky, Co-Founder of Core Security

An interesting topic covering the border gateway protocol

Open Offfice 3 released – web servers down….

Here are some mirrors 😉

The language specific installers are usually located in the localized branch

Update: Even 2 days later, the website ist still struggling ver very excessive performance issues:

Apologies – our website is struggling to cope with the unprecedented
demand for the new release 3.0 of The technical teams are
trying to come up with a solution.

Thank you for your patience.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server: In depth Mail Gateway Guide

Ok this is not new but probably one of the best Linux tutorials i have ever seen. The Guide consists of 104 Pages from the server install up to the working thing featuring many screenshots. Here is a list of features this server covers:

  •  Postfix w/Bayesian Filtering and Anti-Backscatter (Relay Recipients)
  • MailScanner (Spamassassin, ClamAV, Pyzor, Razor, DCC-Client)
  • MailWatch, SPF Checks, FuzzyOcr, PDF/XLS/Phishing Sanesecurity Signatures
  • Postfix-GLD (Greylisting Optional)
  • Logwatch Statistical Reporting (Optional)
  • Outgoing Disclaimer with alterMIME (Optional)
  • FireHOL (Iptables Firewall)
  • Apache, Mysql, Bind
  • Apache, Mysql, Bind,


Googlemail to prevent Mailing under the Influence

This somehow leads to to several conclusions:

1. Passing allong mangiven responisbility to a machine is now officially cool

2. You have to be drunk to use Googlemail or (insert random Data Sucking/Mining Google Service here)

3. Is Google just testing technology on shutting up those free speech advocates in countries like China?

4. Will Apple release an iDrunk (iDrug) software that will capture your transcending deficit of sanity on the weekend to share with your friends?

5. Will Google be able to stop the increasing stupidity of mankind?