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|0008139||Kali Linux||[All Projects] New Tool Requests||public||2023-01-10 09:52||2023-01-10 21:29|
|Priority||normal||Severity||feature||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0008139: mxcheck - An email server scanner|
|Description||Hi, tool author and first-time Debian packager here.|
mxcheck is a an email server scanner. It checks dns entries, autonomous system, if it is listed by blacklists and if the server is an open relay. Development is happening on Github https://github.com/steffenfritz/mxcheck
I created a package https://gitlab.com/fritzsf/mxcheck-debian.
This is my first Debian package so expect two warnings from lintian:
1) There is a man page but dh is not adding it.
2) lintian complains that a point in copyright is missing, but it is there.
Everything else looks good.
Please check if mxcheck can be useful to the Kali community.
Version 1.4.2 released.
I am not updating the Debian package on Gitlab. If this package is one day of interest, I will create a package on Github and keep it in sync with the releases.
Ola! If you would like mxcheck to be included in Kali, you should follow the template documented at https://www.kali.org/docs/tools/submitting-tools/, to provide us with basic information about the tool. It helps us to have a quick overview, and as we evaluate tool requests on a regular basis, we'll decided if yes or no we want to include it in Kali.
The packaging part for this tool is trivial, bit even though, it doesn't mean that we want to include it in Kali. Packages need maintenance, from the moment we include it, we must maintain if and fix it if ever it breaks.
Hi! Thanks for your comment and I will happily follow the template.
[Name] - mxcheck
[Version] - v1.4.2 (versions match git tags)
[Homepage] - https://github.com/steffenfritz/mxcheck
[Download] - https://github.com/steffenfritz/mxcheck/releases
[Author] - Steffen Fritz (ampoff)
[Licence] - GPL v3 - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html
mxcheck is an info scanner for e-mail servers.
- It checks DNS records: A, MX, PTR, SPF, MTA-STS, DKIM,
- the AS Number and AS Country,
- the support of StartTLS and the certificate,
- open ports: 25, 465, 587
- if the service is listed by blacklists
- and whether the server is an open relay
[Dependencies] - mxcheck is written in go and distributed as a statically linked, fat binary. For the blacklist check eleven external blacklist services are requested.
[Similar tools] - None standalone tools I am aware of, only externally hosted services like mxtoolbox
[Activity] - It started in October 2018 and is still actively developed and maintained in January 2023
[How to install] - mxcheck can be compiled by `go build`. To include version and build hash into the binary the included Makefile should be used with `make build.`
[How to use] - ./mxcheck -s 2600.com There is also an Asciicast https://asciinema.org/a/471229
[Packaged] - Tried my best https://gitlab.com/fritzsf/mxcheck-debian/-/tree/kali/master/debian
Yet another wrongly cloned issue...
Dup of 0008052
|2023-01-10 09:52||enropash||New Issue|
|2023-01-10 09:52||enropash||Issue generated from: 0008052|
|2023-01-10 21:05||kali-bugreport||Note Added: 0017390|
|2023-01-10 21:29||daniruiz||Assigned To||=> daniruiz|
|2023-01-10 21:29||daniruiz||Status||new => closed|
|2023-01-10 21:29||daniruiz||Resolution||open => duplicate|
|2023-01-10 21:29||daniruiz||Relationship added||duplicate of 0008052|