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Re: SMTP looping after two in a row ESMTP failures

On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 05:22:41PM -0300, Carlos G Mendioroz-NOC wrote:
> We have spotted a problem with smtp ta from 2.99.55 pl1:
> When in a session to a host using ESMTP, there are two
> deliveries that fail in a row (i.e. one after the other)
> the smtp transport somehow gets confused, and enters a
> loop trying to deliver the second message again, and again, 
> and...
> Reproduce by:
> 1) stop scheduler (to have human time to post 2 messages)
> 2) place a couple of messages to an ESMTP capable site that rejects online
> (e.g. 2vias.com.ar) to, say, an unknown user.
> 3) restart scheduler when messages are already at the queue.

   I just tried this without stopping the scheduler, and
   could not reproduce it.  It may be related to other report
   about the diagnostics getting wrong results in some cases,
   a thing which I fixed some 15 minutes ago.

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