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Re: Matti alive? CVS alive?

On Tue, May 23, 2000 at 04:17:56PM +0400, Eugene Crosser wrote:
> On 23-May-00 at 15:55, Matti Aarnio (mea@nic.funet.fi) wrote:
> > > sorry for noise, is Matti here?  It seems that CVS server does not work.
> > > Eugene
> > 
> >    Eh ?   Yeah, I see, but don't understand it yet...

	I see that open of  /dev/null  does not succeed immediately
	in all cases.   As to *why*,  I have yet no idea.
	(Hmm..  I am running SMP kernel and have only one processor,
	 might that be it...)

> Matti, a few days ago I posted a question, and it is rather urgent for me.
> So far, I made a rude hack to workaround but I'd appreciate very much if
> you find a minute and look at it.  That is, some our peer insists on
> sending "MAIL FROM:" with bangpath in the local part.  As far as I can
> tell, this is perfectly legal: '!' is a valid character for the local
> part of the address.  Furthermore, some of the bangpath elements start
> with underscore '_' character.  As far as I remember, this is pefectly
> legal too (remember, this is all local part).  But smtpserver does not
> allow underscore after the bang, and bang! Session is terminated.
> mail from:<abc!_def@online.ru>
> 501-5.1.7 For input: <<abc!_def@online.ru>
> 501 5.1.7 Path data: After a '!', a non alphanumeric element
> Could you either explain why this is the Right Thing or fix it?
> The code is around line 960 in smtpserver/rfc821scn.c

	I have to think deeply about this.

> Thanks.
> Eugene

/Matti Aarnio	<mea@nic.funet.fi>