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Subject: Re: Sendmail and IDENT protocol delays...
From: Todd Vierling <tv @ pobox . com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 15:44:45 -0400 (EDT)
To: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com>
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com

On Tue, 23 Jun 1998, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:

: This isn't too bad for most environments, because of IDENT isn't
: running, the return comes back immediately. Ditto if it is running. But
: if you're in a firewall environment, nothing comes back, and so
: sendmail ends up freezing until it hits the timeout. and then continues
: on.

Ask the firewall admin if the firewall can be set-up to return RST instead
of "nothing".  That response is equivalent to a "Connection refused".

IMHO, "mis-feature" or not, outbound IDENT should be allowed for logging
purposes.

-- 
-- Todd Vierling (Personal tv @
 pobox .
 com; Bus. todd_vierling @
 xn .
 xerox .
 com)




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