Re: Mail server on alioth too restrictive?
Le Friday 27 August 2004 à 22:29:29, Ludovic Rousseau a écrit:
> I used to send CVS commits to a mailing list using a Python script
> (syncmail). But the mail configuration changed and the mails are now
> refused by alioth mail server.
> rousseau@haydn:~$ telnet localhost smtp
> Trying 127.0.0.1...
> Connected to localhost.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> 220 haydn.debian.org ESMTP Exim 4.34 (Debian) Fri, 27 Aug 2004 14:18:25 -0600
> helo localhost
> 250 haydn.debian.org Hello localhost [127.0.0.1]
> mail from: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 250 OK
> rcpt to: email@example.com
> 250 Accepted
> 354 Enter message, ending with "." on a line by itself
> 550 Administrative prohibition
> 221 haydn.debian.org closing connection
> Connection closed by foreign host.
After some tests I found the problem.
alioth rejects mails without a Return-path: header line. I agree it is
a normal behavior so the problem is not in Alioth mail configuration.
I will try to patch the syncmail  Python script but as I don't
know/use Python it may be difficult for me. Help accepted.
Another option is to install cvs-mailcommit Debian package on alioth but:
- this package is in testing/unstable and Alioth uses stable
- the Perl source code does not contain "Return-path:" so it may not
solve the problem, but patching Perl is easier for me.
Any Alioth admin is reading this?
Dr. Ludovic Rousseau Ludovic.Rousseau@free.fr
-- Normaliser Unix c'est comme pasteuriser le camembert, L.R. --