[Solved] How to disable > quoting of lines starting with From in
flowers at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 15 05:57:07 GMT 2005
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 03:33:23PM -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Are you absolutely certain that that formatting isn't getting into your
> messages by your MUA? It would be very strange indeed for an MTA to
> start reformatting it. I would be more inclined to believe that your
> MUA has the codes inserted and something may be *stripping* them out,
> or maybe converting to another format/MIME type or something like that
> in transit before thinking that an MTA or filter is *inserting*
> characters. Probably only sniffing the traffic would tell that for
Using tcpdump I have confirmed that my system is reproducing with
perfect fidelity the messages as they are transmitted over the wire.
Those > characters are being added before they reach my system.
The law of parsimony says that it's the Mailman software running this
list that's doing it.
> TCPDump is the standard "workhorse" for sniffing traffic on Unix. For
> the more graphically inclined, my favorite has been Ethereal. Make
> sure you run them with root priv to access the interface in promiscuous
> mode. There are a number of options for dumping output to logs or in
> hex/ascii format, etc. so you might want to look up an article on using
> Ethereal. Dsniff also comes to mind, but I can't remember what exactly
> that was designed to capture; there's also Ettercap.
Thanks for the tcpdump tip. That tool is solid gold.
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