From: address parsing problem (READ ME FIRST!)

José Carlos Ramírez Pérez JoseCarlos.Ramirez at isotrol.com
Wed Sep 13 06:53:13 UTC 2000


Sorry for the inconvenience of the Quoted-printable encoding of my last
message, it seems the mail list server stripped the MIME headers. Here it
is with 8-bit encoding for a better reading:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: From: address parsing problem
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:39:11 +0200
From: José Carlos Ramírez Pérez <JoseCarlos.Ramirez at isotrol.com>
To: inn-workers at isc.org
References: <200009121457.e8CEv2e17930 at bean.epix.net>

"Forrest J. Cavalier III" wrote:

> > Is this a known problem? How can I disable the From: address validity
> > checking?
>
> I have a testbed for INN functions, and your From address
> processes fine using INN 1.5.1 code, (which should be
> the same code in INN 1.7)
>
> Perhaps the client is not configured properly, or is
> otherwise not giving the From address you expect it is.
>
> Please don't disable the check.  It should work fine as
> it is.  Basically it finds what is inside <>, and makes
> sure there is a '@' and a '.' in the part after the '@'.
>
> As long as the mailbox address is in angle brackets, it
> doesn't matter what appears before it.
>
> Forrest J. Cavalier III, Mib Software, INN customization and
> consulting 'Pay-as-you-go' commercial support for INN: Only $64/hour!
> Searchable hypertext INN docs, FAQ, RFCs, etc: 650+ pages
>    http://www.mibsoftware.com/innsup.htm

Thank you Forrest for your answer. As far as I know, the failure is shown
with different versions of Netscape's Messenger and with different user
setups. Please note that there must be a user's real name with accents
before the e-mail address in the From: header. Maybe it is a
configuration/compilation problem in the building of the Debian package?
Here follows the conversation between client and server so you can check
if the client is operating properly:


[0.006 - Server connected]
<== 200 news.red.isotrol.com InterNetNews NNRP server INN 1.7.2
08-Dec-1997 ready (posting ok).
==> MODE READER
<== 200 news.red.isotrol.com InterNetNews NNRP server INN 1.7.2
08-Dec-1997 ready (posting ok).
==> LIST EXTENSIONS
<== 501 Bad command use
==> LIST
<== 215 Newsgroups in form "group high low flags".
<== control 0000000010 0000000010 y
<== junk 0000000000 0000000001 y
<== alt.test 0000000013 0000000007 y
<== isotrol.proyectos.sares 0000000001 0000000002 y
<== isotrol.proyectos.mrtge 0000000003 0000000004 y
<== isotrol.proyectos.internet 0000000000 0000000001 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.ofertas 0000000000 0000000001 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.software.desastre 0000000018 0000000019 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.software.virus 0000000001 0000000002 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.red 0000000003 0000000004 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.documentos.desastre 0000000002 0000000003 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.generales 0000000003 0000000004 y
<== isotrol.anuncios.marketing 0000000003 0000000004 u
<== .
==> GROUP alt.test
<== 211 6 7 13 alt.test
==> GROUP control
<== 211 1 10 10 control
==> GROUP junk
<== 211 0 0 0 junk
==> GROUP alt.test
<== 211 6 7 13 alt.test
==> XOVER 7-13
<== 224 data follows
<== 7 Pruebi ! Antonio Luis Delgado =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gonz=E1lez?=
<aldelgado at arquired.es> Mon, 11 Sep 2000 14:07:21 +0200
<39BCCAF9.58F605B7 at arquired.es>  567 2 Xref: news.isotrol.com alt.test:7
---[snipped]---
<== .
==> POST
<== 340 Ok
==> Message-ID: <39BF1BEE.75134C82 at isotrol.com>
==> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:17:19 +0200
==> From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Carlos
=?iso-8859-1?Q?Ram=EDrez=20P=E9rez?=
==>      <JoseCarlos.Ramirez at isotrol.com>
==> Reply-To: cramirez at inicia.es
==> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.74 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.4 i686)
==> X-Accept-Language: en
==> MIME-Version: 1.0
==> Newsgroups: alt.test
==> Subject: Test message
==> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
==> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
==>
==>
==> Hello! I'm Jos=E9 Carlos Ram=EDrez P=E9rez.
==>
==>
==>
==> .
<== 441 From: address not in Internet syntax


The last test I've done is with a INN 2.2.2 installed on a RedHat machine
and it seems to work perfectly. I'm going now to make a test upgrading INN

on my server to see if this will solve the problem.

Thank you again and best regards!

José Carlos Ramírez Pérez
Isotrol (Seville, Spain)

JoseCarlos.Ramirez at isotrol.com




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