imclient >4k literal error

Patrick Welche prlw1 at
Mon Apr 7 15:34:04 EDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 02:38:56PM -0400, Lawrence Greenfield wrote:
>    Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 21:58:30 +0100
>    From: Patrick Welche <prlw1 at>
>    The following fixes this bug. The bug report also mentions
>    "we need to fix it so that literals that don't end lines are still handled
>    correctly." however RFC 2060 states that:
>       The protocol receiver of an IMAP4rev1 client or server is either
>       reading a line, or is reading a sequence of octets with a known
>       count followed by a line.
>    so it seems that literals must be followed by a line according to the
>    protocol specification.
> I think the bug is referring to the fact that literals can occur in
> the middle of a FETCH response (where a single fetch response can be
> thought of as one "line") and, at least at the time, I thought that
> imclient wouldn't deal with that correctly.
> I'd have to spend some time looking at it to refresh my memory.

Well, the patch I sent works if what we want is

FETCH... {literal length} CRLF
The literal
over several
4k blocks

so I think that wraps it up then :-)



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