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Bug#321056: [Popcon-developers] Bug#321056: popularity-contest: Description talks about e-mail only, while http is the default.

On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 12:13:10AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Bill Allombert]
> > Any machine that might not be connected to the net when the popcon
> > cron job run. The email will be queued and sent as soon as a
> > connection is established (dial-up, pppoe, dhcp, etc.).
> That is only in theory.  More and more machines lack a working MTA,
> and more and more machines are placed behind firewalls blocking
> outgoing email, so email is not very reliably on a lot of machines any
> more.

This is theory. Practice is that I have a lot of machines in that state.
http will never work with such machines whatever step I could take, while 
smtp can be made to work easily (installing exim4 is trivial).
Meanwhile we can hope that gluck get upgraded to sarge and exim
reconfigured to not check sender adress of email sent to popcon.d.o,
which is the major cause of problem currently.

If you want theory, there are also machines with a smtp server using a
smarthost behind a firewall that block http traffic without a proxy.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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