[Mimedefang] URGENT: Correct comm.c patch now available.
pekka.saari at sll.fi
Tue Mar 5 20:16:20 EST 2002
> The comm.c patch on my web site was broken. visit
> http://www.roaringpenguin.com/mimedefang/ for a *correct* comm.c patch.
In general it might be a good idea to add some explanation
for any patch: what problem is it trying to fix etc...
So I try to sum this up (correct me if I'm wrong):
PROBLEM (as posted in this list 1.2.2002 by David)
It is one possible cause of a 'try again later' message. Basically, a
bug in libmilter can (under exceptional circumstances) cause the
milter to fall into an infinite loop. I've never seen it under Linux
or Solaris; the poster who had the problem seemed to be using another
system (BSD? AIX?)
patch sendmail-8.12.2/libmilter/comm.c with a file
TYPO that was fixed:
there was a typo at line 24 of the patch:
- (data + i)
+ (buf + i)
but that typo was fixed Tue, 5 Mar 2002 18:38:41 -0500 (EST)
so now the patch at http://www.roaringpenguin.com/mimedefang/
I'm still hesitating whether I should apply that patch or not...
I used to get "try again later" messages in RH-Linux with
earlier versions (SpamAssassin-2.01 + Anomy + MimeDefang-2.3)
under high load, but I got rid of 95% of them when I removed
spam_assassin_check from my /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter.
With the latest versions and filter-rules filtering seems
to work at the moment. After some hours (it's 3 AM here now) I will
see how my system operates in higher load - now there's just
few spam msgs trying to get in... and getting quarantined just
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