Bad control.ctl checkgroups entries?

Russ Allbery rra at
Thu Apr 13 19:04:24 UTC 2000

Michael Schroeder <Michael.Schroeder at> writes:

> There are some suspicious checkgroup entries in the current control.ctl
> file:

> $ grep 'checkgroups:\*@\*:' samples/control.ctl
> checkgroups:*@*:birk.*:drop
> checkgroups:*@*:chaven.*:drop
> checkgroups:*@*:cl.*:drop
> checkgroups:*@*:example.*:mail
> checkgroups:*@*:krst.*:drop
> checkgroups:*@*:termvakt.*:drop

> As parsecontrol / controlchan matches only the from address for
> checkgroups, this will result in many checkgroup requests being dropped.

Good catch... thank you.  I've applied this fix to the mainline as well as
the 2.3 and 2.2 branches.  It was even worse than the above, since there
were a bunch of lines with checkgroups:*: as well.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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