While setting up a new Postfix installation on a Mageia 3 Linux system, I came upon a few entries in the default
/etc/postfix/aliases file that I do not know the background of:
# Common aliases for system accounts. ... foo: root falken: root # traps to catch security attacks ... moof: root moog: root
None of these aliases exists in the
aliases file included in the Postfix source code distribution and I was unable to find any concrete reference to justify their existence.
Does anyone know why these aliases may have been included? Is there perhaps some interesting historical background?
Considering that I do not intend to have people send mail to
rootthrough any of these aliases, do they actually offer any sort of functionality in some other scenario? Or are they just noise to be removed?