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Re: Funny smtp helo in the logs
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 20:20:32 -0500
On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 12:39:52 +0530, Aditya Deshmukh said:
124 09/10/2005 09:54:35 HELO -1209283632 ---> 250 my.smtp.domain.server
I'm not sure which is sadder, that the spamware is totally untested and buggy,
or that so many sites will accept this syntactically invalid HELO command that
the spammers weren't forced to fix their code.....
And yes, it looks like somebody did an 'sprintf("HELO %d",my_ip_addr);'
without bothering to check what that produced....
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