[Mailman-Users] How does Mailman use identd?

J C Lawrence claw at varesearch.com
Tue Mar 23 19:14:49 CET 1999

On Tue, 23 Mar 1999 08:48:32 -0600 
Paul Barnett <ptb at home.ptb.org> wrote:

> I just subscribed to the mailman-announce list.  About that time,
> my firewall denied eight requests to port 113 (identd) from
> parrot.python.org

This is just an MTA doing authentication and logging of its mail
traffic.  A Good Thing.

> It obviously failed..

Actually non-obviously.  It is not difficult to configure a suitable
identd daemon on a firewall to give useful returns.

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