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"Banned Please don't IRC from hacked mailservers"

Postby stergil » Sun May 11, 2008 9:47 pm

I happen to run my own mail server and my reverse dns lookup will resolve to my mailserver's hostmask. I use irssi from a linux box that is separate from my mail server.

When attempting to connect to efnet I receive the following in my irssi status log:

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16:40 [efnet] -!- Irssi: Connection to efnet.teleglobe.net established
16:40 [efnet] !efnet.teleglobe.net *** Processing connection to efnet.teleglobe.net
16:40 [efnet] !efnet.teleglobe.net *** Looking up your hostname...
16:40 [efnet] !efnet.teleglobe.net *** Checking Ident
16:40 [efnet] !efnet.teleglobe.net *** Found your hostname
16:40 [efnet] !efnet.teleglobe.net *** No Ident response
16:40 [efnet] !efnet.teleglobe.net *** Banned Please don't IRC from hacked mailservers
16:40 [efnet] -!- ERROR Closing Link: (*** Banned )
16:40 [efnet] -!- Irssi: Connection lost to efnet.teleglobe.net
How can I resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: "Banned Please don't IRC from hacked mailservers"

Postby munky » Mon May 12, 2008 3:35 pm

many servers kline mail.* and smtp.* as the majority of connections that come from these hosts are hacked bots.

to get around it, either use a server that does not have this ban in place, or change your reverse dns
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