Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Sun Sep 14 19:58:12 IST 2008

2008/9/14 Drew Marshall <drew.marshall at>:
> On 14 Sep 2008, at 12:37, Alex Broens wrote:
>> On 9/14/2008 1:04 PM, Glenn Steen wrote:
>>> Yes, well... they seem to be indacations of the same thing. So far
>>> only observed on CentOS 5.2 boxes (I've had reports that it's working
>>> OK on Slackware as well as Mandriva).
>> Centos 4.x and older MS release as well (most of my production boxes)
> I have not noticed any difference on my PF boxes. However, I am running
> FreeBSD.
>>>> I shoot down almost all other stuff on non FQDN issues and blacklisting
>>>> dialup networks based on keywords in their hostname in postfix itself.
>>>> So I can not recall to have seen messages sneak past with attachments in
>>>> them.
>>> As do we all, so it is a very marginal thing,if a problem at all. I
>>> think:-).
>> not everybody does massiv rejects. One missed virus due to this exploding
>> bug could cause havoc.
> Agreed
True enough. One just have to .... have a realistic view on the dangers here.

>>>> The attachment thing might be a combined thing of a new postfix building
>>>> queue files slightly differently. But beyond the test messages I have
>>>> never seen that issue arise.
>>> There is no difference that the queue file decoding code would fall
>>> afoul of. The same code Just Work(tm) for me on my testbeds (and on my
>>> production, used for reference during my testing:-).
>> obviously, testing with another OS triggers a bunch of "works for me".
>> I dare say Mandriva is pretty much one of the exotics in the global MS
>> user base :-)
> I suspect it probably is!


>> for what we know, the issue, which is reproduceable may be affecting
>> thousands of Centos 5.x installs. That it has gone by unnoticed hardly
>> justifies ignoring it, does it?
> That one I have to agreed with. It made me crawl over my mail logs to make
> sure.

Which is very good indeed. Thanks for the info!

> Drew

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