[OT but please read] ORBS blacklisting ns1.samba.org

James Sutherland jas88 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 22 00:39:01 GMT 2000

On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, David Ford wrote:

> Some lists and emails are distributed via ns1.samba.org.  For those of
> you that use ORBS, you'll find it is blacklisted now. There is no
> mention of it on the website and it doesn't return a positive when you
> enter it for testing but it has slipped into the ORBS blacklist
> somewhere.
> Samba.org admins may wish to force all ns1 outbound email via another
> netblock, bringing it up to ORBS only seems to get more of your netblock
> blacklisted.
> In the meantime, those of you who mysteriously don't get emails from
> samba lists may magically get them again after you grant explicit access
> to ns1.samba.org [].

There's something seriously wrong with ORBS, it seems. My ISP's (NT based
- they were bought by MS...) is NOT in ORBS, according to the WWW site -
but I get occasional bounces citing ORBS as the reason.

Come to think of it, I've a feeling david at kalifornia.com is one of the
addresses doing it. Any insights, David??


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