By now everybody should have noticed that SCO is having some problems in the courts (except maybe Maureen O’Gara), but now it seems they have some additional problems. Noam Rathaus has apparently discovered a security vulnerability in one of their products, but is unable to contact them:


All the emails I send there return with this funny bounce message:

Sorry. Although I’m listed as a best-preference MX or A for that host, it isn’t in my control/locals file, so I don’t treat it as local. (#5.4.6)

A few other emails I sent to people I used to know there, bounced with the same message.

While this might just be a misconfigured mailserver, it might also go into the history books as the first sign of the dismantling of the SCO group. If you want to run your own tests: please note that your first connection attempt to SCO’s mailserver will get you to an anti-spam solution. This has the following SMTP banner:


You’ll keep getting to this server until 15 minutes after your first attempt. After that you’ll get to what appears to be the “real” server, which greets you as:


Right now the server appears to accept mail, but I’m not 100% sure it is really getting through.