[H-GEN] Mail rejected due to bare linefeeds
gjb at gbch.net
Thu Aug 12 22:29:19 EDT 2004
On 2004-08-13, Stuart Longland wrote:
> >>At least I don't think it's patched that way. I've looked at the Gentoo
> >>ebuild, but there's no mention of such a patch. Numerous security fixes
> >>here and there, but nothing mentioning linefeeds. I think my
> >>installation is very much clean.
> > "Numerous security fixes"? I'm aware of one security bug in
> > qmail. I'd be interested to know what the numerous ones are
> > about. Care to enlighten me?
> Okay, I'm not sure which ones are what, but Gentoo throw in a truckload
> of packages. Looking at the hints they've got in the ebuild, it seems a
> lot of them are probably feature additions, rather than fixes:
The list you provided are the common patches to qmail that
various people use (although I would avoid most of them for
myself); I didn't see a patch for the only security bug I know
about for qmail -- just another bit of evidence that packaged
software is not always the way to go, especially when it's stuff
that faces the Internet.
> As I mentioned, there's a truckload there. None of them look like they
> mess with the linefeed issues that I've been having.
Indeed, and it would have been folly to introduce such a patch.
I think your problem is not with qmail but network issues,
possibly at your end, possibly at the other end, possibly in
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