[RePEc-announce] problems with mail to repec at repec.org

Kit Baum baum at bc.edu
Wed Apr 9 11:22:38 EDT 2008

I imagine it does, because the only way Thomas and I could figure out  
how to resolve the inbound flood is to direct any mail for repec.org  
to a black hole. But as he noted, moving the repec.org MX target from  
my server to his caused hundreds of megabytes of logfile entries to  
appear in an hour. No machine is going to behave reliably with that  
kind of load. My server last weekend was at times 50% consumed by  
nslookupd, checking the reverse DNS addresses on all those junk  

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:

On Apr 9, 2008, at 11:13 , Christian Zimmermann wrote:
> Does this also affect authors at repec.org?
> Christian Zimmermann                                     FIGUGEGL!
> Department of Economics
> University of Connecticut
> 341 Mansfield Road, Unit 1063
> Storrs, CT 06269-1063
> http://ideas.repec.org/zimm/   christian.zimmermann at uconn.edu
> http://ideas.repec.org/e/pzi1.html
> On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, Kit Baum wrote:
>> Thomas and I have been trying to resolve these problems. We are  
>> essentially subjected to a denial-of-service attack in which  
>> hundreds of messages, at times, are being sent to  
>> somesillyname at repec.org per minute. On Thomas' suggestion this  
>> morning I changed the MX record from my server (which is virtual  
>> repec.org) to raneb.openlib.org, but that merely resulted in a  
>> flood of messages going to raneb. We are presently setting up an  
>> address
>> repec at mail.repec.org
>> which is now working properly (via snefru). We need to announce  
>> this via the blog and the RePEc homepage. I will also send a  
>> broadcast message to maintainers who have not yet set up their  
>> archives (as I do every month) notifying them of the new address.
>> Kit
>> Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
>> http://repec.org
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