2003-03-30 13:27 / ADSL bunnies »
e.g.: Susie was surprised that to find there were no websites dedicated to radishes, so she emailed 'fancysalads.com' to enquire about the lack of information. Daddy Rabbit caught up with the latest fox avoidance techniques and Mummy could chat as long as she wanted to Aunt Mimi. Oh what joy!
'Home Network 1200' is itself a clever bunny, in that it uses your standard telephone wires / extensions as the physical layer of a LAN (with technology from HomePNA). For £249 you seem to get an ADSL modem/firewall/NAT router/HomePNA router, and USB adaptors for two PCs. Additional PC adaptors come in at £50 a shot. Pricey.
The topologies can also get a bit fiddly.
2003-03-06 10:28 / titchy little exim recipe »
The problem with having an entire domain of mail sent to the same inbox is that some random toad can 'steal' a localpart and use it for registration on feckless websites. So you start getting spam after spam for an address you've never even used.
Exim is a delight here, with its limit
on configuration seemingly being just your imagination and ability to think
up 'recipes'. The router below looks for files called
EXIM_ETC = /usr/local/etc/exim bounce_addresses: driver = redirect domains = dsearch;EXIM_ETC/domains/ local_parts = lsearch*;EXIM_ETC/domains/$domain.reject allow_fail data = :fail: Invalid recipient
MBM has some crazy-arsed exim filters, including how to process baited, time-limited, and one-use addresses.
It's easy enough to install and run on OS X too, as a replacement for the default sendmail that Apple
install. You'll probably want to set up a StartupItems script, but without mailer.conf,
there's dangerous installer-overwritten symlinks to muck about with too. (i.e.