nntp fiddling

Nils Vogels nivo at yuckfou.org
Fri Jan 16 18:40:35 EST 2004

Ken Murchison wrote:

> +archive.info-cyrus at utdallas.edu wrote:
>> On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>> Until I add POST support, you could set a news2mail annotation on the
>> Hmm... grepping the source this would just be an email address, no?
> Yes, and email address (or alias which the MTA can expand to multiple 
> addresses).  Is this missing from install-netnews.html?
Current behaviour from Cyrus seems to be to leave the Return-Path header 
empty, and as such, lmtp2nntp does not quite choke the messages:
(note, amavis is in between virusscanning the message. Please don't pay 
attention to it ;) )

Jan 17 00:24:51 imhotep postfix/pickup[3116]: CA868245: uid=60 from=<>
Jan 17 00:24:51 imhotep postfix/cleanup[3658]: CA868245: 
message-id=<400871DA.1040809 at yuckfou.org>
Jan 17 00:24:51 imhotep postfix/qmgr[90885]: CA868245: from=<>, 
size=959, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep postfix/smtpd[3663]: connect from 
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep postfix/smtpd[3663]: 0BBA0249: 
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep postfix/cleanup[3658]: 0BBA0249: 
message-id=<400871DA.1040809 at yuckfou.org>
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep postfix/qmgr[90885]: 0BBA0249: from=<>, 
size=1419, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep postfix/smtpd[3663]: disconnect from 
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep amavis[3617]: (03617-03) Passed, <> -> 
<nl.test at lmtp2nntp-out.invalid>, Message-ID: <400871DA
.1040809 at yuckfou.org>, Hits: -
Jan 17 00:24:52 imhotep postfix/smtp[3661]: CA868245: 
to=<nl.test at lmtp2nntp-out.invalid>, relay=[],
 delay=1, status=sent (250 2.6.0 Ok, id=03617-03, from MTA: 250 Ok: 
queued as 0BBA0249)
Jan 17 00:24:53 imhotep postfix/lmtp[3676]: 0BBA0249: 
to=<nl.test at lmtp2nntp-out.invalid>, relay=public/lmtp2nntp-out[
public/lmtp2nntp-out], delay=1, status=bounced (host 
public/lmtp2nntp-out[public/lmtp2nntp-out] said: 553 5.1.7 Domai
n name required for sender address. (in reply to MAIL FROM command))

When I try to set the news2mail annotation to my normal email address, I 
can verify the Return-Path header is indeed empty (Return-Path: <>)

AFAIK, the use of <> is reserved for the popular Mailer-Daemon ;)

Would it be an idea for Cyrus to use either the 'From'  header of the 
post, or maybe even  the imapd.conf  postmaster variable ?



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