I started writing an email to the list asking for help, and in the process I found a solution. I figured I'd share the solution, as others might benefit from it as well.

A spammer exploited a formmail script on my server to send a bunch of spam to aol users. As a result, AOL has temporarily blacklisted my IP address. I was able to clean up the remaining spam in the queue, but now legitimate email to aol.com was getting deferred.

My server (Linux FC3) has a secondary IP on it's network interface, so I tried to find a way to route outbound mail via that IP instead of the primary (blacklisted) IP.

The solution was actually quite simple and clean. I added a route for AOL's mailserver netblocks to the server's routing table and told them to use interface eth0:0 instead of eth0. Substitute your server's actual gateway for and the netblocks you want to re-route for and

# route add -net netmask gw dev eth0:0 # route add -net netmask gw dev eth0:0

In about a day or so (once the blacklisting is over), I'll delete the routes.

Tom Collins  -  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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