Bug in ports howto question
Jan-Peter.Koopmann at seceidos.de
Tue Nov 25 13:55:16 PST 2003
> Needless to say, you need good systems administration skills
> to submit new ports to GNATS if you have a dynamic IP on your
> development box.
Not really. All you need is a smart-host that is setup correctly.
Usually your ISP should operate one for you. If that smart-host does not
work with GNATS, change the ISP because he does not know what he is
And setting up a smart-host is not that difficult. Even with sendmail...
:-) Simply look at the .mc file. Google gives something like
to put in the .mc. Then run make and there you go. That's not too hard,
is it? BTW: Personally I think using a smart-host makes a lot of sense
if you have a dynamic IP since many MTAs block dial-up IPs or
connections from IPs without reverse-mapping. I think that this is too
restrictive but nevertheless some admins tend to be that restrictive...
> Yes. That's how I messed up the second submission out of
> three. Whatever you do, don't send it as an attachment in
> outlook express :)
:-) Just out of curiosity: What happened?
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