misc/85087: send-pr should prefer to use HTTP, rather than mail
bob at redivi.com
Thu Aug 18 12:10:17 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: send-pr should prefer to use HTTP, rather than mail
>Arrival-Date: Thu Aug 18 12:10:14 GMT 2005
>Originator: Bob Ippolito
>Release: FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE i386
FreeBSD go.mochibot.com 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May 8 10:21:06 UTC 2005 root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
I had attempted to send-pr last week, but it never went through. It turns out that the freebsd.org MTA won't accept mail from my server:
Aug 11 23:45:57 go sm-mta: j7BCiYG9019787: to=<FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org>, ctladdr=<bob at go.mochibot.com> (1001/1001), delay=18:01:22, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp, pri=3362068, relay=mx1.freebsd.org. [126.96.36.199], dsn=4.2.0, stat=Deferred: 450 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname, [188.8.131.52]
Use send-pr from a machine where the MTA is misconfigured, the reverse DNS isn't correct, etc.
If send-pr could post via http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html, this problem would go away. It's a lot more likely that HTTP would go through.
This shouldn't be too hard to do with the existing shell script infrastructure via curl, or a similar utility.
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