Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #6584
From: Steve Linford <steve@uxn.com>
Subject: Re: SIMS talks to itself?
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 14:27:32 +0100
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
>From Technical Support, Stalker Labs, received 24/07/2000, 1:09 pm +0100 (GMT):
> Hello,
>
> Are there any router records listing the IP address 193.115.218.8?

No, none (neither as an IP address, nor as anything resolving to that IP
address). The only place it's mentioned is in my Client List (my block
193.115.218.0-193.115.218.255 is in there, hence SIMS sees 193.115.218.8 as
a client that can be relayed for).

> On Sat, Jul 22, 2000, 12:08:08 GMT
>   Steve Linford, <steve@uxn.com> wrote:
>
> >[SIMS 1.8b8]
> >
> >I get frequent ORBS tests (I think spammers submit my IPs hoping to annoy
> >me), but on Wednesday I had an ORBS test that created 2,800 lines in my
> >SMTP log. Yes a tad excessive, I've asked Alan to take a look and find out
> >why he keeps testing me.
> >
> >But amongst the ORBS tests are a whole bunch of conversations between my
> >SIMS server and itself... it's talking to itself and submitting mail to
> >itself which itself is accepting, then it's saying goodbye to itself, then
> >it's getting another connection request from itself and saying HELO to
> >itself again... Perhaps it's moved into a parallel dimension where there's
> >another identical SIMS server on the same IP address and the two have
> >established a relationship, wow!
> >
> >The relevant part of the ORBS test (all 2,800 lines of the test) is at
> >http://www.uxn.com/engineering/orbs.txt 193.115.218.8 is my SIMS server
> >(but that's not an advertised IP, the server is multihomed, it's main IP
> >which is advertized as the MX is 193.115.218.2)
> >
> >The funny stuff starts here:
>
> [skipped]
>
> >10:40:21 4 SMTP-860(relaytest.orbs.vuurwerk.nl) Looking for [193.115.218.8]
> >10:40:21 4 SMTP-860(relaytest.orbs.vuurwerk.nl) Sending 250
> ><orbs-relaytest%manawatu.co.nz@[193.115.218.8]> will be relayed to a
> >client.\r\n
> >
> >Will be relayed to a client? <orbs-relaytest%manawatu.co.nz@[193.115.218.8]>
> >ain't no client of mine.
>
> [skipped]
>
> >Full log at http://www.uxn.com/engineering/orbs.txt
> >
> >  Steve Linford
>
> Sincerely,
> Stalker Technical Support
>
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