[Dshield] DShield submission confirmation error?

John Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue Jan 6 01:07:12 GMT 2009

On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Sam Kuper wrote:

> but my DShield submission reports always come with
> the message, "The e-mail address you used to submit this report from
> did not match the address we have on file."


Is there any way that rejection message can be modified to include the 
email address from the report that isn't matching the registered email 
address? That would aid troubleshooting...


Carbon copy yourself on the submission message, and check the From address 
on it against the registered address.

Take a look at hostname masquerading. If you registered 
sam.kuper at uclmail.net then something like sam.kuper at gw.uclmail.net won't 
work. If root is sending the mail from a cron job, that might be what's 
biting you. You might have to go to some effort to send the mail using a 
more complex command line that explicitly specifies the From address to 

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