misc/85087: send-pr should prefer to use HTTP, rather than mail
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Aug 18 14:00:38 GMT 2005
The following reply was made to PR misc/85087; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr>
To: Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/85087: send-pr should prefer to use HTTP, rather than mail
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 16:54:40 +0300
On 2005-08-18 12:02, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> 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. [188.8.131.52], dsn=4.2.0,
> stat=Deferred: 450 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname,
The problem is one that can be solved by properly configuring your DNS
setup. There is a very good reason why the MX of FreeBSD.org refuses to
accept email from unresolvable addresses. It saves us from a ton of
spam mail :-)
> Use send-pr from a machine where the MTA is misconfigured, the reverse
> DNS isn't correct, etc.
That's not a send-pr bug, neither an MX bug in FreeBSD.org, IMHO.
> 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
> This shouldn't be too hard to do with the existing shell script
> infrastructure via curl, or a similar utility.
Only this is not possible either. The web-based bug submission form
includes an image that is human-readable, but cannot easily be handled
by a script.
You should really look into fixing your DNS problems. Posting email
from an address that doesn't resolve properly these days is a bit silly,
since many servers use DNS queries to filter out most of the "naive
spammers who don't have valid forward & backward resolution set up
correctly". You'll have problems with other mail servers too, until you
fix your DNS setup.
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