Mailing List SIMS@stalker.com Message #11800
From: ted crane <stalker@tedcrane.com>
Subject: Apparent routing loop when using "spamtrap"
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 07:59:42 -0700
To: <sims>
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The router table includes

   <*> = spamtrap

with the intent that any unidentified user name (left side)
would be routed to spamtrap.

Question 1: Is this going to work?  Some SIMS list messages imply "yes",
others "no" ?

Question 2: Why does this generate a routing loop?

The log, with Router Messages set to "all", has seven or eight
repetitions of

  5 ROUTER Input: junk(domain.com)
  5 ROUTER Parser: junk --> junk()
  4 ROUTER aliased to spamtrap()
  5 ROUTER Input: spamtrap()
  5 ROUTER Parser: spamtrap --> spamtrap()
  4 ROUTER aliased to spamtrap()
  5 ROUTER Input: spamtrap()
  5 ROUTER Parser: spamtrap --> spamtrap()
  and so on, until
  1 ROUTER Internal hop count too big : spamtrap()

Looks as though the keyword "spamtrap " is not being recognized.


Incidentally, theres a typo on
  http://www.stalker.com/SIMS/AntiSpam.html#SpamTrap

There is a missing line break between the two example addresses:
   ...spamtrap<johnsmith> = spamtrap

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