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Re: Is spamd useful?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Is spamd useful?
- From: jared r r spiegel <jrrs_(_at_)_ice-nine_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 07:21:45 -0600
On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 12:17:16PM +0000, Alexander Farber wrote:
> Is spamd really that useful? Won't the spammers
> just adjust their programs (once the critical mass
> is reached) to close connections whenever they see
> "250 Hello, spam sender. "?
i'm looking forward to using the '-n name' option of spamd
to not make it look like it is a spamd but rather a
ligit sendmail they've connected to.
the comic "f'ck u" value of the 'pleased to be wasting your time'
messages is indeed high, but the practical value of
server messages which are identical to the ones my
mailserver actually spits out would seem to be higher.
at that point, the only thing to differentiate a spamd
from a sendmail ( or whatever ) would be the rate characters
come back from it.
1s per char seems a bit slow, and it seems to need
integers (currently). i'm wondering if it would be a good idea to
incorporate ( for example ) the "human style jitter" or
whatever it is called from 'expect' ( ports/lang ), or something
similar. but then again, the cuteness of a more stuttery
output from it along the tcp channel might be utterly
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