getting to stop spam with sendmail

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Jun 17 12:25:09 PDT 2003

Dan Nelson wrote:
[ ... ]
> Hm.  I have just never seen sendmail open /etc/hosts on my system. 
> After ktracing it I see that it does.

I'm not sure that "sendmail predates DNS" would be quite the right way to put 
it.  Regardless, sendmail certainly predates the canonical usage of email 
addresses identifying the destination via Internet-based DNS records.  :-)


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