Bug filing broken?

Jon Disnard diz at linuxpowered.com
Sun Jul 13 17:01:24 PDT 2003

You might try to investigate the issue first.
Try "http://www.dnsreport.com", and see if any red flags appear in the 
MX record section, or in another area that might affect mail. Its a 
common technique to reject mail from domains that do not follow the RFC 

Also, you might try to send word about this to the postmaster of 


Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. wrote:

> I tried to file a bug for one of my -CURRENT machines using send-pr and 
> got the following result back:
>>  ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>><FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org>
>>   (reason: 450 <taz.allcaps.org.>: Helo command rejected: Host not found)
> Presumably this means that the mailer is trying to reverse lookup my 
> hostname, and it doesn't exist.  That's true, as I have been experimenting 
> with this stuff behind my firewall on my private net.
> Fine.  I'll file a bug via the web interface.
> Go to:
> http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html
>>The web-based bug interface is currently disabled.
> This is annoying.  A user is already peeved that FreeBSD has a bug, and
> now the bug sending mechanism has a bug.  In addition, the web bug
> submission is offline.
> The send to FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org should not have failed in the
> first place.  Even if FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org needs spam
> protection, all of the emails coming into it have a signature which makes
> spam analysis incredibly easy.  Please reopen FreeBSD-gnats-submit so that 
> it accepts all input and rejects based upon content.
> Another idea is to rewrite send-pr so that it submits bug reports directly
> to a port on a server somewhere.  Using port 80 and a dedicated receive
> server would get around firewalling issues.
> The alternative is to reopen the web form.  However, I find send-pr much 
> more useful (less cutting and pasting).
> Submitting a bug report should be the easiest, most robust and error free
> task the system carries out.
> Thanks,
> -a
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