Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #11735
From: The Count of CipherSpace <CountZeroI@CipherSpace.org.in>
Subject: Re: Router's wildcard range
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 08:19:38 -0400
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>, davidsonm <davidsonm@phoney.com>
X-Mailer: Claris Emailer 2.0v3, January 22, 1998
davidsonm at 2002-09-09 16:29 from davidsonm@phoney.com wrote:

>Can the wildcard cross the dots, or is it constained to "between the
>dots"?

The answer to this is:  yes;  and, I see no reason why what you propose
below, should not work.

>I.e., can the wildcard stand for all of "sld.tld" (cross the dots) or
>must it only stand for sld or tld (between the dots). I cannot determine
>the answer from the SIMS Guide.
>
>For clarification, here is a concrete example:
>
>Must I use the following to stop spam from EqualaMail, which uses at
>least 3 different top-level domains (tld) so far, as well as many
>different secondary-level domains (sld):
>
>equalamail.*.net = error
>equalamail.*.com = error
>equalamail.*.us  = error
>
>Or, can I just use the following:
>
>equalamail.* = error

This should work just fine;  however, bear in mind if e.g. Stalker
decided to use "equalamail.stalker.com", you would be rejecting email
from them.

>Since EqualaMail uses different top and secondary level domains, I would
>like to use the following to filter both the tld and the sld , but only
>one wildcard is allowed, so I can't:
>
>equalamail.*.* = error.
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