On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, VIOREL DEHELEAN wrote:
> Testing some mail bugs in Firewalls system...
You should be, disturbing thousands of disinterested people for your
private testing needs.
Anyone who has occasional need to test outgoind and/or incoming mail
handling should get a reflector account, such as is available for free
from www.iname.com. Subscribe for an alias to your own real mail
address. Send a message to the alias. If it lands in your mailbox
you've successfully tested mail delivery in both directions. This
makes for a quick and easy check of the integrity of the mail delivery
system and of the firewall insofar as it's related.
Another indispensible tool is a shell account on a remote system from
which you can examine your public DNS, see exactly how addresses in
your outbound mail appears, run test probes of your own firewall,
&c., &c., &c.
From: "VIOREL DEHELEAN" <vehelean @