misc/85087: send-pr should prefer to use HTTP, rather than mail

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Aug 18 12:10:17 GMT 2005

>Number:         85087
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       send-pr should prefer to use HTTP, rather than mail
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>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[38236]: 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. [], dsn=4.2.0, stat=Deferred: 450 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname, []
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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