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Re: Cisco PIX and ESMTP-ORCPT breakage

mea@nic.funet.fi wrote:
> Some news via Cisco's Finland office regarding breaking of ESMTP
> handling in current cisco PIX software releases while using
> so called MailGuard facility:
> MailGuard ESMTP bugfix will be in
>       version 4.1.6; release around 1st of May, 1998
>       version 4.2.1; release around 15th of May, 1998
> I shall be most interested to see, HOW they fixed it...
> /Matti Aarnio <mea@nic.funet.fi>

I'm not on the PIX team, but I've been told that the above versions will
respond to EHLO with a 550 response code, and verified that a 4.2 system
does have this behavior.

4.2 also sends an SMTP welcome banner to "220 SMTP/cmap Ready" as well,
in an attempt to get mailers that look for "ESMTP" in the welcome banner
to not send an initial EHLO.  I don't know if 4.1.6 also does this.

I know this isn't the best solution, and that it eliminates all SMTP
service extensions.  I encourage Ned to add this behavior to

-Dan Wing