Changes in inpaths mail

Julien ÉLIE julien at trigofacile.com
Fri Aug 10 22:07:04 UTC 2012


Hi John,

> Prior to July 17, the first half of the messages used a FQDN for the
> news server as shown in these few example lines from July 16:
>
> 4351 newsgate.cistron.nl
> 304 jeffrey.matabio.net
[...]
>
> Starting with the July 17th inpaths e-mail reports, the news servers now
> have what appears to be an encrypted name, like the following:
>
> 1 4no10958447pbo.1
> 1 u3no2499556qai.0
[...]

I do not see such a change in my inpaths reports.
FQDN are human-readable.

feeder3.cambriumusenet.nl 2 jeffrey.matabio.net 1 border-1.ams.xsnews.nl 
2 jussieu.fr 2 news.skynet.be 12 tjb 12 nnrp3-2.free.fr
[...]

I do not see any encrypted names.



> The only oddity involved is on July 17 I did have a hardware failure on
> a BIND9 DNS server that had an uptime of six years (Debian Sarge).
>
> I changed /etc/resolv.conf in all INN servers (Debian Squeeze) to point
> to a newer BIND9 box and everything seemed to be working fine (e.g. I'm
> getting the inpaths e-mail fine, and peers are showing normal feeds from
> me).

I think you should take a deeper look at the changes you did; I 
otherwise do not see how encrypted names could have been generated since 
July 17th by ninpaths!



> Shooting in the dark, a very long pot shot, maybe I'll change
> resolv.conf back for one server, to the Sarge box, and see what happens
> tomorrow.

I bet you did not see any changes after that test?

-- 
Julien ÉLIE

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   mais pour trois fois rien, on peut déjà acheter quelque chose, et
   pour pas cher. » (Raymond Devos)


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