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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
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8
9TF/01 In the add_headers option to the mail command in an Exim filter,
10 there was a bug that Exim would claim a syntax error in any
11 header after the first one which had an odd number of characters
12 in the field name.
13
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14PH/01 If a server that rejects MAIL FROM:<> was the target of a sender
15 callout verification, Exim cached a "reject" for the entire domain. This
16 is correct for most verifications, but it is not correct for a recipient
17 verification with use_sender or use_postmaster set, because in that case
18 the callout does not use MAIL FROM:<>. Exim now distinguishes the special
19 case of MAIL FROM:<> rejection from other early rejections (e.g.
20 rejection of HELO). When verifying a recipient using a non-null MAIL
21 address, the cache is ignored if it shows MAIL FROM:<> rejection.
22 Whatever the result of the callout, the value of the domain cache is
23 left unchanged (for any other kind of callout, getting as far as trying
24 RCPT means that the domain itself is ok).
25
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26PH/02 Tidied a number of unused variable and signed/unsigned warnings that
27 gcc 4.1.1 threw up.
28
29PH/03 On Solaris, an unexpectedly close socket (dropped connection) can
30 manifest itself as EPIPE rather than ECONNECT. When tidying away a
31 session, the daemon ignores ECONNECT errors and logs others; it now
32 ignores EPIPE as well.
33
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34PH/04 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up mime.c
35 (quoted-printable decoding).
36
cc2ed8f7 37PH/05 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up spool_mbox.c, and
21a04aa3 38 later the small subsequent patch to fix an introduced bug.
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40PH/06 Installed the latest Cygwin Makefile from the Cygwin maintainer.
41
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42PH/07 There was no check for overflow in expansions such as ${if >{1}{4096M}}.
43
44PH/08 An error is now given if message_size_limit is specified negative.
45
38a0a95f 46PH/09 Applied and tidied up Jakob Hirsch's patch for allowing ACL variables
641cb756 47 to be given (somewhat) arbitrary names.
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49JJ/01 exipick 20060919.0, allow for arbitrary acl_ variables introduced
50 in 4.64-PH/09.
51
52JJ/02 exipick 20060919.0, --show-vars args can now be regular expressions,
53 miscellaneous code fixes
54
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55PH/10 Added the log_reject_target ACL modifier to specify where to log
56 rejections.
57
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58PH/11 Callouts were setting the name used for EHLO/HELO from $smtp_active_
59 hostname. This is wrong, because it relates to the incoming message (and
60 probably the interface on which it is arriving) and not to the outgoing
61 callout (which could be using a different interface). This has been
62 changed to use the value of the helo_data option from the smtp transport
63 instead - this is what is used when a message is actually being sent. If
64 there is no remote transport (possible with a router that sets up host
65 addresses), $smtp_active_hostname is used.
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14aa5a05 67PH/12 Installed Andrey Panin's patch to add a dovecot authenticator. Various
7befa435 68 tweaks were necessary in order to get it to work (see also 21 below):
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69 (a) The code assumed that strncpy() returns a negative number on buffer
70 overflow, which isn't the case. Replaced with Exim's string_format()
71 function.
72 (b) There were several signed/unsigned issues. I just did the minimum
73 hacking in of casts. There is scope for a larger refactoring.
74 (c) The code used strcasecmp() which is not a standard C function.
75 Replaced with Exim's strcmpic() function.
76 (d) The code set only $1; it now sets $auth1 as well.
77 (e) A simple test gave the error "authentication client didn't specify
78 service in request". It would seem that Dovecot has changed its
79 interface. Fortunately there's a specification; I followed it and
80 changed what the client sends and it appears to be working now.
81
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82PH/13 Added $message_headers_raw to provide the headers without RFC 2047
83 decoding.
84
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85PH/14 Corrected misleading output from -bv when -v was also used. Suppose the
86 address A is aliased to B and C, where B exists and C does not. Without
87 -v the output is "A verified" because verification stops after a
88 successful redirection if more than one address is generated. However,
89 with -v the child addresses are also verified. Exim was outputting "A
90 failed to verify" and then showing the successful verification for C,
91 with its parentage. It now outputs "B failed to verify", showing B's
92 parentage before showing the successful verification of C.
93
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94PH/15 Applied Michael Deutschmann's patch to allow DNS black list processing to
95 look up a TXT record in a specific list after matching in a combined
96 list.
97
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98PH/16 It seems that the options setting for the resolver (RES_DEFNAMES and
99 RES_DNSRCH) can affect the behaviour of gethostbyname() and friends when
100 they consult the DNS. I had assumed they would set it the way they
101 wanted; and indeed my experiments on Linux seem to show that in some
102 cases they do (I could influence IPv6 lookups but not IPv4 lookups).
103 To be on the safe side, however, I have now made the interface to
104 host_find_byname() similar to host_find_bydns(), with an argument
105 containing the DNS resolver options. The host_find_byname() function now
106 sets these options at its start, just as host_find_bydns() does. The smtp
107 transport options dns_qualify_single and dns_search_parents are passed to
108 host_find_byname() when gethostbyname=TRUE in this transport. Other uses
109 of host_find_byname() use the default settings of RES_DEFNAMES
110 (qualify_single) but not RES_DNSRCH (search_parents).
111
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112PH/17 Applied (a modified version of) Nico Erfurth's patch to make
113 spool_read_header() do less string testing, by means of a preliminary
114 switch on the second character of optional "-foo" lines. (This is
115 overdue, caused by the large number of possibilities that now exist.
116 Originally there were few.) While I was there, I also converted the
117 str(n)cmp tests so they don't re-test the leading "-" and the first
118 character, in the hope this might squeeze out yet more improvement.
119
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120PH/18 Two problems with "group" syntax in header lines when verifying: (1) The
121 flag allowing group syntax was set by the header_syntax check but not
122 turned off, possible causing trouble later; (2) The flag was not being
123 set at all for the header_verify test, causing "group"-style headers to
124 be rejected. I have now set it in this case, and also caused header_
125 verify to ignore an empty address taken from a group. While doing this, I
126 came across some other cases where the code for allowing group syntax
127 while scanning a header line wasn't quite right (mostly, not resetting
128 the flag correctly in the right place). These bugs could have caused
129 trouble for malformed header lines. I hope it is now all correct.
130
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131PH/19 The functions {pwcheck,saslauthd}_verify_password() are always called
132 with the "reply" argument non-NULL. The code, however (which originally
133 came from elsewhere) had *some* tests for NULL when it wrote to *reply,
134 but it didn't always do it. This confused somebody who was copying the
135 code for some other use. I have removed all the tests.
136
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137PH/20 It was discovered that the GnuTLS code had support for RSA_EXPORT, a
138 feature that was used to support insecure browsers during the U.S. crypto
139 embargo. It requires special client support, and Exim is probably the
140 only MTA that supported it -- and would never use it because real RSA is
141 always available. This code has been removed, because it had the bad
142 effect of slowing Exim down by computing (never used) parameters for the
143 RSA_EXPORT functionality.
144
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145PH/21 On the advice of Timo Sirainen, added a check to the dovecot
146 authenticator to fail if there's a tab character in the incoming data
147 (there should never be unless someone is messing about, as it's supposed
148 to be base64-encoded). Also added, on Timo's advice, the "secured" option
149 if the connection is using TLS or if the remote IP is the same as the
150 local IP, and the "valid-client-cert option" if a client certificate has
151 been verified.
152
48da4259 153PH/22 As suggested by Dennis Davis, added a server_condition option to *all*
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154 authenticators. This can be used for authorization after authentication
155 succeeds. (In the case of plaintext, it servers for both authentication
156 and authorization.)
157
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158PH/23 Testing for tls_required and lost_connection in a retry rule didn't work
159 if any retry times were supplied.
160
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161PH/24 Exim crashed if verify=helo was activated during an incoming -bs
162 connection, where there is no client IP address to check. In this
163 situation, the verify now always succeeds.
164
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165PH/25 Applied John Jetmore's -Mset patch.
166
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167PH/26 Added -bem to be like -Mset, but loading a message from a file.
168
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172
173SC/01 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in eximstats generated
174 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
175
176SC/02 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics in eximstats.
177 Don't display local sender or destination tables in eximstats unless
178 there is data to show.
179 Added average volumes into the eximstats top table text output.
180
181SC/03 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients) as well
182 as the number of messages in eximstats.
183
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184TF/01 Correct an error in the documentation for the redirect router. Exim
185 does (usually) call initgroups() when daemonizing.
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187TF/02 Call initgroups() when dropping privilege in exim.c, so that Exim runs
188 with consistent privilege compared to when running as a daemon.
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190TF/03 Note in the spec that $authenticated_id is not set for local
191 submissions from trusted users.
192
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193TF/04 The ratelimit per_rcpt option now works correctly in acl_not_smtp.
194 Thanks to Dean Brooks <dean@iglou.com> for the patch.
195
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196TF/05 Make it easier to get SMTP authentication and TLS/SSL support working
197 by adding some example configuration directives to the default
198 configuration file. A little bit of work is required to uncomment the
199 directives and define how usernames and passwords are checked, but
200 there is now a framework to start from.
201
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202PH/01 Added #define LDAP_DEPRECATED 1 to ldap.c because some of the "old"
203 functions that Exim currently uses aren't defined in ldap.h for OpenLDAP
204 without this. I don't know how relevant this is to other LDAP libraries.
205
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206PH/02 Add the verb name to the "unknown ACL verb" error.
207
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208PH/03 Magnus Holmgren's patch for filter_prepend_home.
209
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210PH/03 Fixed Bugzilla #101: macro definition between ACLs doesn't work.
211
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212PH/04 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch to fix Bugzilla #98: transport's home
213 directory not expanded when it should be if an expanded home directory
214 was set for the address (which is overridden by the transport).
215
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216PH/05 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch to fix Bugzilla #99: a problem with
217 libradius.
218
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219PH/06 Added acl_not_smtp_start, based on Johannes Berg's patch, and set the
220 bit to forbid control=suppress_local_fixups in the acl_not_smtp ACL,
221 because it is too late at that time, and has no effect.
222
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223PH/07 Changed ${quote_pgsql to quote ' as '' instead of \' because of a
224 security issue with \' (bugzilla #107). I could not use the
225 PQescapeStringConn() function, because it needs a PGconn value as one of
226 its arguments.
227
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228PH/08 When testing addresses using -bt, indicate those final addresses that
229 are duplicates that would not cause an additional delivery. At least one
230 person was confused, thinking that -bt output corresponded to deliveries.
231 (Suppressing duplicates isn't a good idea as you lose the information
232 about possibly different redirections that led to the duplicates.)
233
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234PH/09 Applied patch from Erik to use select() instead of poll() in spam.c on
235 systems where poll() doesn't work, in particular OS X.
236
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237PH/10 Added more information to debugging output for retry time not reached.
238
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239PH/11 Applied patch from Arkadiusz Miskiewicz to apply a timeout to read
240 operations in malware.c.
241
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242PH/12 Applied patch from Magnus Holmgren to include the "h" tag in Domain Keys
243 signatures.
244
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245PH/13 If write_rejectlog was set false when logging was sent to syslog with
246 syslog_duplication set false, log lines that would normally be written
247 both the the main log and to the reject log were not written to syslog at
248 all.
249
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250PH/14 In the default configuration, change the use of "message" in ACL warn
251 statements to "add_header".
252
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253PH/15 Diagnose a filter syntax error for "seen", "unseen", or "noerror" if not
254 not followed by a command (e.g. "seen endif").
255
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256PH/16 Recognize SMTP codes at the start of "message" in ACLs and after :fail:
257 and :defer: in a redirect router. Add forbid_smtp_code to suppress the
258 latter.
259
e85a7ad5 260PH/17 Added extra conditions to the default value of delay_warning_condition
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261 so that it is now:
262
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263 ${if or { \
264 { !eq{$h_list-id:$h_list-post:$h_list-subscribe:}{} } \
265 { match{$h_precedence:}{(?i)bulk|list|junk} } \
266 { match{$h_auto-submitted:}{(?i)auto-generated|auto-replied} } \
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267 }{no}{yes}}
268
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269 The Auto-Submitted: and various List- headers are standardised, whereas I
270 don't think Precedence: ever was.
5dff5817 271
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272PH/18 Refactored debugging code in route_finduser() to show more information,
273 in particular, the error code if getpwnam() issues one.
274
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275PH/19 Added PQsetClientEncoding(conn, "SQL_ASCII") to the pgsql code module.
276 This is apparently needed in addition to the PH/07 change above to avoid
277 any possible encoding problems.
278
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279PH/20 Perl can change the locale. Exim was resetting it after a ${perl call,
280 but not after initializing Perl.
281
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282PH/21 Added a call to PQsetNoticeProcessor() to catch pgsql "notices" and
283 output them only if debugging. By default they are written stderr,
284 apparently, which is not desirable.
285
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286PH/22 Added Alain Williams' LDAP patch to support setting REFERRALS=off on
287 queries.
288
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289JJ/01 exipick: added --reverse (and -R synonym), --random, --size, --sort and
290 --not options
291
292JJ/02 exipick: rewrote --help documentation to hopefully make more clear.
293
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294PH/23 Made -oMaa and -oMt work with -bh and -bs to pretend the connection is
295 authenticated or an ident call has been made. Suppress the default
296 values for $authenticated_id and $authenticated_sender (but permit -oMai
297 and -oMas) when testing with -bh.
298
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299PH/24 Re-jigged the order of the tests in the default configuration so that the
300 tests for valid domains and recipients precede the DNS black list and CSA
301 tests, on the grounds that those ones are more expensive.
302
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303PH/25 Exim was not testing for a space following SMTP commands such as EHLO
304 that require one. Thus, EHLORHUBARB was interpreted as a valid command.
305 This bug exists in every version of Exim that I still have, right back to
306 0.12.
307
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308PH/26 (n)wildlsearch lookups are documented as being done case-insensitively.
309 However, an attempt to turn on case-sensitivity in a regex key by
310 including (?-i) didn't work because the subject string was already
311 lowercased, and the effects were non-intuitive. It turns out that a
312 one-line patch can be used to allow (?-i) to work as expected.
313
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317
318TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
319 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
320
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321PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
322 patch).
323
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324PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
325 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
326 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
327 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
328 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
329 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
330 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
331 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
332 451 error is used.
333
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334PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
335
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336PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
337 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
338 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
339
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340PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
341 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
342 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
343 odd errors.
344
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345PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
346 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
347
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348PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
349 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
350 option (which defaults to 0600).
351
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352PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
353
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354PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
355 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
356 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
357 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
358 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
359 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
360 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
361
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362PH/10 Added the maildirfolder_create_regex option to appendfile.
363
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367
368PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
369 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
370 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
371 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
372 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
373 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
374 addresses as local.
375
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376PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
377 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
378
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379PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
380
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381PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
382 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
383 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
384 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
385 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
386 grumble.
387
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388PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
389 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
390
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391PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
392 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
393 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
394 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
395 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
396
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397PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
398 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
399 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
400 127.0.0.2 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
401
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402PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
403 be the same on different OS.
404
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405PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
406 testing.
407
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408JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
409 whether --show-vars was specified or not
410
411JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
412 in 4.61-PH/06
413
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414PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
415 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
416 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
417 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
418 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
419 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
420 bounce message.
421
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422PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
423 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
424 when Exim was called.
425
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426PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
427 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
428
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429PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
430 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
431 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
432 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
433
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434PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
435 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
436 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
437 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
438 changes:
439
440 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
441 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
442 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
443
444 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
445 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
446 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
447
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448PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
449 feature).
450
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451PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
452 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
453 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
454 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
455 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
456 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
457 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
458 values from the SRV records were lost.
459
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460PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
461 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
462 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
463
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464PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
465 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
466 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
467
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468PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
469 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
470 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
471 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
472 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
473 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
474 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
475 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
476 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
dd16e114 477 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
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479PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
480 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
481 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
482
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483PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
484 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
485
486PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
487 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
488 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
489 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
490 is given.
491
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492PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
493 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
494 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
495
496PH/24 An host item such as 1.2.3.4/abc was being treated as the IP address
497 1.2.3.4 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
498 PH/23 above applies.
499
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500PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
501 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
502 (for which there is an explicit test).
503
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504PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
505
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506PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
507 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
508 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
509 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
510 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
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512PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
513 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
514 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
515 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
516
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517PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
518 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
519 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
520
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521PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
522
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523PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
524
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525PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
526 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
527 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
528
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529PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
530 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
531 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
532 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
533 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
534
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535PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
536 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
537 the message gets confusing).
538
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539PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
540 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
541 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
542 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
543
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544PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
545 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
546 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
547 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
548 same order.
549
550PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
551 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
552 the different processes.
553
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554PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
555
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556PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
557
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558JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
559 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
560
561JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
562 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
563
564JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
565 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
566 messages matching specified criteria.
567
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568PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
569
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570PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
571 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
572
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573PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
574 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
575 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
576 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
577 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
578 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
579 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
580 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
581 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
582 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
583
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584PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
585 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
586 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
587
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588PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
589
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590PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
591 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
592 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
593 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
594 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
595 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
596 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
597 the variable.
598
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599PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
600 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
601
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602PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
603
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604PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
605
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606PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
607
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608PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
609 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
610 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
611 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
612 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
613 size of the count of files.
614
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615PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
616
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617PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
618 used in LMTP mode:
619
620 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
621 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
622 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
623 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
624
625 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
626 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
627 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
628
629PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
630 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
631 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
632 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
633 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
634
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635PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
636 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
637
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638PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
639 will now be deprecated.
640
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641PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
642
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643JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
644 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
645 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
646
647JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
648 with very large, slow to parse queues
649
650JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
651
652JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
653
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654PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
655 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
656 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
657 SMTP output lines.
658
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659PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
660 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
661 Sieve code now uses this.
662
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663PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
664 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
665
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666PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
667 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
668
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669PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
670
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671PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
672 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
673 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
674 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
675 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
676
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677PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
678 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
679 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
680 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
681
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682PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
683
d114ec46
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684PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
685
f3d7df6c
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686PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
687 is preferred over IPv4.
688
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689PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
690 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
691 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
692 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
693 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
694 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
695 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
696
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697PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
698 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
699 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
700
701PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
702
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703PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
704 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
705 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
706 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
707 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
708 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
709 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
710 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
711 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
712 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
713 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
714
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715PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
716 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
717 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
718
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721-----------------
722
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723PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
724
725 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
726 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
727
728 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
729 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
730 statements are most likely to be submissions.
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732PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
733
734 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
735 not a single digit.
736
737 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
738 string.
739
740 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
741 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
742 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
743 silly things.
744
745 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
746 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
747
748 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
749 inside the third argument.
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751PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
752 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
753 "/bin:/usr/bin".
754
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755PH/04 SUPPORT_TRANSLATE_IP_ADDRESS and MOVE_FROZEN_MESSAGES did not cause
756 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
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758PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
759 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
760
761 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
762
763 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
764 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
765 this:
766
767 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
768
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769PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
770 command, (for example, EHLO [1.2.3.4]) and the client's IP address was
771 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
772 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
773 identical. For example:
774
775 Received: from [1.2.3.4] (helo=[1.2.3.4])
776
777 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
778 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
779 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
780
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781PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
782 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
783 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
784 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
785
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786PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
787 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
788 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
789 message.
790
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791PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
792
793 o fixes some comments
794 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
795 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
796 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
797 and documents the missing references header update
798
799 and most important:
800
801 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
802 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
803 result)
804
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805PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
806 Electronic Mail") by including:
807
808 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
809
810 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
811 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
812 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
813 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
814 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
815
816 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
817
818 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
819
820 The auto-replied keyword:
821
822 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
823 message by an automatic process,
824
825 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
826
827 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
828 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
829
830 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
831 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
832 other messages.
833
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834PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
835 to the default Received: header definition.
456682f5 836
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837PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
838
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839PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
840 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
841 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
842
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843PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
844 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
845 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
846
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847PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
848 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
849 and treats the condition as false.
850
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851PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
852
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853PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
854 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
855 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
856 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
857 not changing the active code.
858
859 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
860 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
861
862 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
863 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
864
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865PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
866 (Bugzilla #53).
867
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868PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
869 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
870 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
871 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
872 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
873 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
874 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
875 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
876 the text comparison.
877
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878PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
879 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
880 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
881 The same fix has been applied.
882
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885-----------------
886
887PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
888 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
889 It now does.
890
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891PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
892 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
893
894PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
895
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896PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
897 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
898 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
899 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
900 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
901
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902TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
903 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
904 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
905 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
906 or /domain=).
907
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908PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
909 testing suite.
910
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915
916TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
917 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
918
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919PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
920
395ff96d
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921PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
922
5b68f6e4
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923PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
924 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
925 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
926
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927PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
928 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
929 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
930
b07e6aa3
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931PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
932 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
933 operating systems.
934
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935PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
936 ${stat: expansion item.
937
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938PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
939 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
940
2548ba04
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941PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
942 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
943 file for comments.
944
b6c6011d
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945PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
946
cf39cf57
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947PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
948 setting.
949
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950PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
951 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
952
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953TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
954
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955PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
956 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
957 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
958 the end of the subprocess.
959
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960PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
961 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
962 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
963 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
964 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
965
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966JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
967
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968TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
969
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970PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
971 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
972
f625cc5a
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973PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
974
975PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
976
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977PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
978 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
979 HP-UX compiler.
980
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981PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
982
2d280592
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983PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
984 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
985 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
986
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987PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
988 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
989
990PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
991 host errors such as "Connection refused".
992
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993PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
994 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
995
996 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
997 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
998
999 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
1000 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
1001 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
1002 contributed by a Radius user.
1003
1004PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
1005 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
1006
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1007TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
1008 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
1009
750af86e
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1010PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
1011 available.
1012
64ffc24f
PH
1013PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
1014 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
1015 received.
1016
5dd9625b
PH
1017PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
1018 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
1019 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
1020 header lines when this was not necessary.
1021
5591031b
PH
1022PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
1023
ba18e66a
PH
1024PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
1025 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
1026 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
1027 exists".
1028
9cec981f
PH
1029PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
1030 -bV or -d is used.
1031
aa2b5c79
PH
1032PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
1033 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
1509d3a8
PH
1034 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
1035 return code was incorrect.
aa2b5c79 1036
48a53b7f
PH
1037PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
1038
1c59d63b
PH
1039PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
1040
671012da
TK
1041TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
1042
1509d3a8
PH
1043PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
1044
1045PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
1046 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
1047 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
1048 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
1049 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
1050 settings.
1051
1052PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
1053
2fe1a124
PH
1054PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
1055 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
1056 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
1057 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
1058 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
1059 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
1060 which is clearly wrong.
1061
8800895a
PH
1062PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
1063
ccfdb010
PH
1064PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
1065 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
1066 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
1067 subsequently added.
1068
1130bfb0
PH
1069PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
1070 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
1071
ebcb507f
PH
1072PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
1073
c35e155c
PH
1074PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
1075 the "build-* directories that it finds.
1076
95d1f782
PH
1077PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
1078 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
1079
fd6de02e
PH
1080PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
1081 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
1082
58de37c5
PH
1083PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
1084 recipients, not senders.
1085
261cf466
TF
1086TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
1087 the ratelimit ACL was added.
1088
3ee512ff
PH
1089PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
1090
e08c430f
PH
1091PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
1092
bef5a11f
PH
1093PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
1094 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
1095 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
1096 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
1097
7546de58
TF
1098TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
1099
e5d5a95f
TF
1100TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
1101 clock is set back in time.
1102
2e88a017
TF
1103TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
1104 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
1105
a5f65aa4
TF
1106TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
1107 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
1108
e7726cbf
PH
1109PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
1110 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
1111 (see PH/47 above).
1112
a7fdad5b
TF
1113TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
1114 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
1115 header rewrites.
1116
6af56900
PH
1117PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
1118 type ("H").
1119
0925ede6
PH
1120PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
1121
66afa403
TF
1122TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
1123 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
1124 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
1125
0154e85a
TF
1126TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
1127 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
1128 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
1129 helo verification defer as a failure.
1130
16f12c76
PH
1131PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
1132 actual error message.
1133
bbe902f0 1134
e5a9dba6
PH
1135Exim version 4.52
1136-----------------
1137
1138TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
1139
22c3b60b
PH
1140PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
1141 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
1142 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
1143 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
1144
06a9b4b5
PH
1145TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
1146
c1ac6996
PH
1147PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
1148 can still be requested.
1149
9c7a242c
PH
1150PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
1151 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
1152 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
1153 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
1154
87ba3f5f
PH
1155TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
1156 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
1157 circumstances, but probably never did.
1158
1159PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
1160 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
1161 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
1162 in the header line.
1163
29aba418
TF
1164TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
1165
fe0dab11
TF
1166TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
1167 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
870f6ba8 1168
11d337a4
TK
1169TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
1170
1171TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
1172
415c8f3b
PH
1173PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
1174 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
1175 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
1176 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
1177 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
1178 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
11d337a4 1179
958541e9
PH
1180PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
1181 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
1182 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
1183 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
1184 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
1185 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
1186
c206415f
TK
1187TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
1188 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
1189
2a4be8f9
PH
1190PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
1191 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
1192
1cba11c5
SC
1193SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
1194 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
1195
1196SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
1197
1198SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
1199
1200SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
1201
1202SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
1203
1204SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
1205
1206SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
1207
1005d00e
TK
1208TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
1209
1210TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
1211 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
1212 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
1213
1214TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
1215 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
1216 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
1217 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
1218
9b4768fa
PH
1219PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
1220 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
1221 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
1222
1223PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
1224 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
1225 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
1226 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
1227
0d7eb84a
PH
1228PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
1229 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
1230 to be made).
1231
1232PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
1233 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
1234 should work with maildirs and everything.
1235
40727bee
TK
1236TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
1237 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
1238
554d2369
TF
1239TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
1240 <jgh@wizmail.org>
1241
1f922db1
PH
1242PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
1243 function for BDB 4.3.
1244
ef213c3b
PH
1245PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
1246
8ac170f3
PH
1247PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
1248 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
1249 involved.
1250
b1c749bb
PH
1251PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
1252 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
1253 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
c6c2dc1d
PH
1254 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
1255 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
1256 formatting function string_vformat().
b1c749bb 1257
4aac9b49
PH
1258PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
1259 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
1260 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
1261 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
1262 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
1263 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
1264 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
1265 falls back to the previous guessing code."
1266
294520c8
TK
1267TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
1268 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
1269 details.
1270
5bd022fe
PH
1271PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
1272 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
1273
90e9ce59
PH
1274PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
1275 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
1276 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
1277 test. It is now used for both.
1278
5ea81592
PH
1279PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
1280 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
1281 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
1282 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
1283 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
1284 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
1285
c6c2dc1d
PH
1286PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
1287 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
1288 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
1289 string_vformat().
1290
fffffe4c
PH
1291PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
1292 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
1293 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
ca02eafb 1294
9a26b6b2
PH
1295PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
1296 experimental DomainKeys support:
1297
1298 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
1299 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
1300 the control was given.
1301
1302 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
1303
4aee0225
PH
1304PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
1305
32d668a5
PH
1306PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
1307
8187c3f3
PH
1308PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
1309 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
1310 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
1311 db.h files).
1312
ff790e47 1313PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
f1e894f3
PH
1314 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
1315 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
1316 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
1317 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
1318 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
1319 course.
ff790e47 1320
5417f6d1
PH
1321PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
1322 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
1323 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
1324 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
1325 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
1326 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
1327
59cf8544
PH
1328PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
1329 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
1330 do -d+all out of habit.
1331
e7ad8a65
PH
1332PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
1333 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
1334 x86_64 Fedora Core.
1335
ade42478
PH
1336PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
1337 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
1338 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
1339 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
1340 record types that Exim uses.
1341
182ad5cf
PH
1342PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
1343 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
1344 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
1345 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
1346 non-existent file that was broken.
1347
b0d9fc80
TK
1348TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
1349 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
1350
1351TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
1352 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
1353 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
1354
1355TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
1356
47c7a64a
PH
1357PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
1358 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
1359 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
1360 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
1361 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
1362 same time.
1363
a388bce4
SC
1364SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
1365 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
1366 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
1367 at a slight CPU cost.
1368
1369SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
1370 as requested by Marc Sherman.
1371
1372SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
1373 by Marc Sherman.
1374
0793e4ed
SC
1375SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
1376
c58b88df
PH
1377PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
1378 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
1379
e7ad8a65 1380
7982096b
PH
1381Exim version 4.51
1382-----------------
1383
1a46a8c5
PH
1384TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
1385 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
1386
2f079f46 1387TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
1a46a8c5
PH
1388
1389TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
1390
1391PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
1392 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
1393
1394PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
1395 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
1396 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
1397 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
1398 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
1399 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
1400 file.
1401
1402PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
1403 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
1404 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
1405 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
1406 these two options.
1407
1408PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
1409 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
1410 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
1411 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
1412 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
1413 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
1414 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
c2c19e9d 1415 address.
1a46a8c5
PH
1416
1417PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
1418 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
1419
1420PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
1421 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
1422 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
1423 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
1424 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
1425 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
1426
1427PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
1428 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
1429 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
1430 SMTP commands that take arguments.
1431
1432PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
1433 Finch).
1434
1435PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
1436 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
8d67ada3 1437
49c2d5ea
PH
1438PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
1439 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
f331f3b6
PH
1440 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
1441 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
1442 message.
49c2d5ea 1443
bf759a8b
PH
1444PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
1445
83364d30
PH
1446PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
1447 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
1448
7999bbd7
PH
1449PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
1450 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
1451 to what was transported.)
1452
7dbf77c9
PH
1453TF/01 Added $received_time.
1454
74e0617f
PH
1455PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
1456 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
1457 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
1458 spamd_address settings.
1459
2f079f46
PH
1460PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
1461 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
1462 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
1463 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
1464 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
1465
8c841523
PH
1466PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
1467
7766a4f0
PH
1468PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
1469 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
1470 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
1471 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
1472 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
1473
8b417f2c
PH
1474PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
1475 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
1476
901f42cb
PH
1477PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
1478 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
1479 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
1480 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
1481 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
1482 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
1483 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
1484 for failure.
1485
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1486PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
1487 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
1488 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
1489 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
1490 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
1491 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
1492 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
1493 "input=".
1494
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1495PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
1496
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1497PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
1498 driver and ACL definitions.
1499
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1500PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
1501 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
1502
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1503PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
1504 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
1505 understands it better than I do:
1506
1507 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
1508 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
1509
1510 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
1511 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
1512 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
1513 => three warnings about OTP not working
1514 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
1515
1516 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
1517 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
1518 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
1519 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
1520 for each call.)
1521 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
1522 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
1523
1524 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
1525 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
1526 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
1527
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1528PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
1529 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
1530 specified.
1531
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1532PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
1533 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
1534 "Linux".
1535
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1536PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
1537 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
1538 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
1539
1540 warn !verify = sender
1541 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
1542
1543 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
1544 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
1545
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1546PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
1547
1548 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
1549 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
1550
1551 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
1552 nomenclature these days.)
1553
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1554PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
1555 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
1556
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1557PH/30 In these circumstances:
1558 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
1559 . First host does not offer TLS;
1560 . First host accepts first address;
1561 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
1562 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
1563 . Second host accepts second address.
1564 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
1565 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
1566 address.
7e8bec7a 1567
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1568PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
1569 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
1570 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
1571 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
1572 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
1573
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1574PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
1575 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
1576
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1577PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
1578 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
c688b954 1579
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1580PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
1581 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
1582 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
1583
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1584PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
1585 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
1586 overlooked.
1587
1588PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
1589
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1590PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
1591 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
1592 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
1593 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
1594 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
1595 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
1596 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
1597
1598 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
1599 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
1600 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
1601 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
1602 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
1603
1604 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
1605 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
1606 routed further.
1607
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1608PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
1609 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
1610 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
1611 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
1612 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
1613 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
1614
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1615PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
1616
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1617PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
1618 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
1619 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
1620 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
1621 printable escape sequences.
1622
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1623PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
1624 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
1625 body only.
1626
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1627PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
1628 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
1629 are as follows:
1630
1631 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
1632 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
1633 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
1634 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
1635 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
1636
1637 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
1638 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
1639 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
1640
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1641PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
1642
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1643PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
1644 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
1645 play with."
1646
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1647PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
1648 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
1649 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
1650 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
1651 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
1652 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
1653 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
1654 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
1655 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
1656 the log output.
1657
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1658PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
1659 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
1660 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
1661 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
1662 "make".
1663
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1665A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
1666----------------------------------------
1667
1668Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
1669changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
1670needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
1671in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
1672that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
1673release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
1674from 4.43.
1675
1676I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
16774.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
1678those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
1679historical information.
1680
1681
f7b63901 1682Exim version 4.50
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1683-----------------
1684
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1685 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
1686
139059f6 1687 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 1688 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 1689
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1690 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1691 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1692 place.
1693
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1694 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1695 filter fails to execute.
1696
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1697 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1698 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1699 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1700 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1701 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1702
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1703 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
1704
1705 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1706 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1707 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1708 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
35edf2ff 1709
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1710 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1711 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1712 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1713 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1714 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1715
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1716 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
1717
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171810. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1719
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172011. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1721 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1722 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1723 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1724
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172512. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1726 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1727 sender verification.
1728
172913. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
1730 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
1731
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173214. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
1733
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173415. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
1735 connection timeout.
1736
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173716. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1738 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1739
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174017. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1741 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1742
2c7db3f5
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174318. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
1744 information about exactly what failed.
1745
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174619. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
1747
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174820. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
1749 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
1750 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
1751
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175221. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
1753 It is now set to "smtps".
1754
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175522. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1756 ignore_target_hosts.
1757
175823. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
1759 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
1760 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
1761 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
1762 "[x.x.x.x]".
1763
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176424. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
1765 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
1766 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
1767
176825. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
1769 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
1770 wake it up if nothing else does.
1771
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177226. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
1773 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
1774 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
1775 end up negative.
1776
26034054
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177727. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
1778 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
1779
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178028. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
1781
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178229. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
1783 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
1784 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
1785 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
1786 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
1787 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
1788 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
1789 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
1790
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179130. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
1792 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
1793 than one IP address.
1794
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179531. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
1796 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
1797 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
1798 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
1799
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180032. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
1801 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
1802 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
1803 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
1804 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
1805 1024 to 2048 bytes.
1806
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180733. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
1808 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
1809 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
1810 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
1811
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181234. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
1813 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
1814 respected.
1815
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181635. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
1817 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
1818 $sender_host_address.
1819
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182036. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
1821 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
1822 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
1823 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
1824 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
1825 very small.
1826
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182737. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
1828
1829 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
1830 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
1831
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1832 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
1833 just the host names, not the priorities.
1834
1835 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
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1836 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
1837 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 1838
ea3bc19b 1839 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 1840 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 1841
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184238. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
1843 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
1844 domain.
1845
2ac0e484
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184639. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
1847
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184840. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
1849 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
1850
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185141. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
1852 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
1853 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
1854
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185542. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
1856
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185743. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
1858
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185944. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
1860
186145. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
1862 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
1863 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
1864 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
1865 because the tests only now provoked it.
1866
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186746. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
1868 (this can affect the format of dates).
1869
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187047. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
1871 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
1872 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
1873 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
1874
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187548. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
1876
187749. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
1878 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
1879 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
1880 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
1881
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188250. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
1883 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
1884 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
1885
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188651. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
1887 autoreply.
1888
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188952. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
1890 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
1891 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
1892 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
1893 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
1894 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
1895 is going on).
1896
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189753. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
1898 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
1899 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
1900 the line.
1901
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190254. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
1903 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
1904 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
1905
1906 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
1907 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
1908 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
1909 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
1910 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
1911 so I produce this patch..."
1912
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1913 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
1914 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
1915 is not defined.
1916
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191755. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
1918 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
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1919 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
1920 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 1921 CAN-2005-0021
7102e136 1922
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192356. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
1924
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192557. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
1926 long debug lines gets shown.
1927
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192858. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
1929 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
1930
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193159. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
1932
1933 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
1934 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
1935 of $primary_hostname.
1936
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193760. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
1938 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
1939 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
1940 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
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1941 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
1942 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
1943 by change 4.50/55 above.
1944
1945 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
1946 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
1947 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
1948 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
1949 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
1950 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 1951 CAN-2005-0021
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1952
195361. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
1954 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
1955 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 1956 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 1957
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195862. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
1959 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
1960
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196163. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
1962 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
1963 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
1964 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
1965 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
1966
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196764. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
1968 This has been fixed.
1969
60dc5e56
PH
197065. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
1971 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
1972 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
1973 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
1974 the caching.)
1975
533244af
PH
197666. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
1977
a5a28604
PH
197867. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
1979 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
1980 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
1981 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
1982
7e634d24
PH
198368. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
1984 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
1985
3e11c26b
PH
198669. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
1987 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
1988 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
1989
6729cf78
PH
199070. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
1991 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
1992 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
1993 message there.
1994
00f00ca5
PH
199571. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
1996 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
1997 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
1998
c9bdd01c
PH
199972. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
2000 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
2001 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
2002 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
2003
d43194df
PH
200473. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
2005 during host lookups.
2006
fe5b5d0b
PH
200774. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
2008 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
2009
2010 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
2011
76a2d7ba
PH
201275. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
2013 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
2014 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
2015 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
2016 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
2017 background.
2018
201976. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
2020 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
2021
04f7d5b9
PH
202277. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
2023 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
2024 for the non-SMTP ACL.
2025
bc60667e
PH
202678. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
2027
bb6e88ff
PH
202879. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
2029 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
2030 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
2031 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
2032 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
2033 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
2034 process earlier.
2035
1e70f85b
PH
203680. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
2037 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
2038 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
2039 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
2040 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
2041
204281. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
2043 tables).
2044
4e01f9d6
PH
204582. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
2046
1ee1cef2
PH
204783. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
2048 "vacation" handling.
2049
6e2b4ccc
PH
205084. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
2051 OS variants using glibc.
2052
8e669ac1
PH
205385. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
2054
495ae4b0 2055
bbe902f0
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2056----------------------------------------------------
2057See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
2058----------------------------------------------------
2059
2060
2061Exim version 4.44
2062-----------------
2063
2064 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
2065 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
2066 transport
2067
2068 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
2069 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
2070 place.
2071
2072 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
2073 filter fails to execute.
2074
2075 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
2076 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
2077 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
2078 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
2079 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
2080
2081 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
2082 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
2083 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
2084 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
2085
2086 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
2087 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
2088 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
2089 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
2090 control that does not make sense is encountered.
2091
2092 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
2093
2094 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
2095 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
2096 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
2097 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
2098
2099 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
2100 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
2101 sender verification.
2102
210310. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
2104 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
2105
210611. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
2107 the spool by the -Mrm option.
2108
210912. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
2110 ignore_target_hosts.
2111
211213. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
2113 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
2114 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
2115 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
2116 "[x.x.x.x]".
2117
211814. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
2119 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
2120 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
2121
212215. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
2123 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
2124 wake it up if nothing else does.
2125
212616. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
2127 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
2128 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
2129 end up negative.
2130
213117. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
2132 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
2133
ea3a6f44 213418. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
bbe902f0
PH
2135
213619. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
2137 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
2138 empty pattern.
2139
214020. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
2141 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
2142 one IP address.
2143
ea3a6f44
NM
214421. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
2145 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
2146 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
2147 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
2148 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
2149 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 2150
ea3a6f44
NM
215122. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
2152 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
2153 respected.
bbe902f0
PH
2154
215523. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
2156 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
2157 $sender_host_address.
2158
215924. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
2160
ea3a6f44
NM
216125. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
2162 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
2163 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
bbe902f0
PH
2164
216526. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 2166 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 2167
ea3a6f44
NM
216827. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
2169 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 2170
ea3a6f44
NM
217128. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
2172 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
2173 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
2174 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
bbe902f0
PH
2175
217629. eximstats updated to version 1.35
2177 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
2178 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
2179
ea3a6f44
NM
218030. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
2181 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
2182 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
2183 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 2184
ea3a6f44
NM
218531. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
2186 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
2187 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 2188
ea3a6f44
NM
218931. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
2190 autoreply.
bbe902f0 2191
ea3a6f44
NM
219232. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
2193 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
2194 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2195 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2196 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2197 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2198 is going on).
bbe902f0 2199
ea3a6f44
NM
220033. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2201 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
2202 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2203 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
bbe902f0
PH
2204 CAN-2005-0021
2205
ea3a6f44
NM
220634. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2207 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2208 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2209 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
2210 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2211 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2212 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
2213
2214 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2215 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2216 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2217 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2218 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2219 running as the user.
bbe902f0
PH
2220 CAN-2005-0021
2221
ea3a6f44
NM
222235. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2223 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2224 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
bbe902f0
PH
2225 CAN-2005-0022
2226
ea3a6f44
NM
222736. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2228 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2229 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2230 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2231 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 2232
ea3a6f44
NM
223337. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2234 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2235 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2236 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2237 the caching.)
bbe902f0 2238
ea3a6f44
NM
223938. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
2240 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
2241 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
2242 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
2243 because the tests only now provoked it.
bbe902f0
PH
2244
2245
495ae4b0
PH
2246Exim version 4.43
2247-----------------
2248
2249 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
2250 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
2251 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
2252 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
2253 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
2254 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
2255 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
2256
2257 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
2258 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
2259 the delivery.
2260
2261 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
2262
2263 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
2264
2265 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
2266 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
2267 to local_scan().
2268
2269 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
2270 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
2271 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
2272 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
2273 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
2274
2275 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
2276 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
2277
2278 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
2279
2280 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
2281
228210. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
2283 header_sender only.
2284
228511. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
2286 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
2287
228812. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
2289 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
2290 affecting debugging statements).
2291
229213. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
2293
229414. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
2295 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
2296 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
2297 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
2298 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
2299 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
2300 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
2301 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
2302 after the received time, and all would be well.
2303
230415. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
2305 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
2306 condition in an expansion string.
2307
230816. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
2309
231017. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
2311 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
2312 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
2313 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
2314 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
2315 job under whatever limits there are.
2316
231718. Imported PCRE 5.0.
2318
231919. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
2320 space).
2321
232220. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
2323 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
2324 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
2325 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
2326 return path is set.
2327
232821. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
2329 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
2330 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
2331 binary data in such strings.
2332
233322. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
2334
233523. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
2336 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
2337 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
2338 failure, which is pointless.
2339
234024. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
2341
234225. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
2343
234426. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
2345 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
2346 Sender: header lines.
2347
234827. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
2349 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
2350 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
2351
235228. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
2353 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
2354 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
2355 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
2356 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
2357 happens.
2358
235929. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
2360 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
2361 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
2362 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
2363 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
2364
236530. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
2366 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
2367 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
2368 1024.
2369
237031. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
2371 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
2372
237332. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
2374 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
2375
237633. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
2377
237832. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
2379
238033. Added an ACL for QUIT.
2381
238234. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
2383 syntax error.
2384
238535. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
2386
238736. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
2388
238937. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
2390 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
2391 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
2392 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
2393
239438. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
2395 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
2396
2397
2398Exim version 4.42
2399-----------------
2400
2401 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
2402 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
2403 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
2404 it was not quoted.
2405 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
2406 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
2407 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
2408 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
2409 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
2410 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
2411
2412 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
2413 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
2414 verification failure".
2415
2416 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
2417 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
2418 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
2419 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
2420
2421 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
2422 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
2423 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
2424 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
2425 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
2426 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
2427 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
2428 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
2429 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
2430 treated as a timeout.
2431
2432 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
2433 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
2434 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
2435 not set for Exim filters).
2436
2437 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
2438 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
2439 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
2440
2441 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
2442
2443 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
2444 try to make them clearer.
2445
2446 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
2447 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
2448
2449 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
2450
2451 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
2452
245310. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
2454 only the Cygwin environment.
2455
245611. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
2457 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
2458 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
2459 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
2460 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
2461
246212. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
2463 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
2464 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
2465 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
2466 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
2467 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
2468 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
2469
247013. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
2471 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
2472
247314. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
2474
2475 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
2476 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
2477 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
2478
2479 To: susanne@some.where
2480
2481 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
2482 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
2483 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
2484 of addresses in From: header lines).
2485
2486 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
2487 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
2488 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
2489
2490 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
2491 treated as non-personal.
2492
2493 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
2494 because it now seems ill-conceived.
2495
249615. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
2497
249816. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
2499
250017. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
2501 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
2502 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
2503
250418. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
2505 ACL and the local_scan() function.
2506
250719. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
2508 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
2509 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
2510 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
2511 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
2512 (I found it when inspecting the code).
2513
251420. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
2515 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
2516 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
2517 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
2518 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
2519 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
2520 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
2521 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
2522
2523 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
2524
252521. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
2526 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
2527
252822. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
2529 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
2530 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
2531
253223. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
2533 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
2534
253524. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
2536 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
2537 rather than long int.
2538
253925. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2540
254126. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
2542
2543
2544Exim version 4.41
2545-----------------
2546
2547 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
2548 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
2549 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
2550 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
2551 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
2552 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
2553
2554
2555Exim version 4.40
2556-----------------
2557
2558 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
2559 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
2560
2561 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
2562 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
2563 socklen_t is defined.
2564
2565 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
2566 always exist.
2567
2568 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
2569 configured.
2570
2571 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
2572 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
2573 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
2574 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
2575 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
2576
2577 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
2578 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
2579 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
2580 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
2581
2582 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
2583 of flapping under certain conditions.
2584
2585 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
2586 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
2587 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
2588
2589 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
2590
259110. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
2592
259311. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
2594 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
2595 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
2596 the duration of the SMTP connection.
2597
259812. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
2599 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
2600 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
2601 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
2602 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
2603 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
2604 preserved with the message after it was received.
2605
260613. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
2607 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
2608 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
2609 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
2610 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
2611 test suite worked just fine.
2612
261314. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
2614 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
2615 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
2616
261715. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
2618 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
2619 string.
2620
262116. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
2622 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
2623 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
2624 does not fully solve it.
2625
262617. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
2627 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
2628 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
2629 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
2630 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
2631
263218. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
2633 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
2634 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
2635
263619. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
2637 string, for example:
2638
2639 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
2640
2641 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
2642 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
2643 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
2644 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
2645 the routers could not see them.
2646
264720. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
2648 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
2649
265021. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
2651 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
2652 output).
2653
265422. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
2655 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
2656 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
2657 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
2658 that needed quoting.
2659
266023. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
2661 was not being matched caselessly.
2662
266324. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
2664 backslashes.
2665
266625. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
2667 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
2668 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
2669 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
2670 when use_sender is false.
2671
267226. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
2673
267427. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
2675
267628. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
2677
267829. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
2679 the configuration file.
2680
268130. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
2682 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
2683
268431. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
2685
268632. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
2687 bytes in the message body.
2688
268933. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
2690 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
2691 delivery.
2692
269334. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
2694
269535. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
2696
269736. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
2698 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
2699 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
2700 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
2701 another IP address.
2702
2703
2704Exim version 4.34
2705-----------------
2706
2707 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
2708 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
2709
2710 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
2711 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
2712 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
2713 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
2714 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
2715
2716 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
2717 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
2718
2719 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
2720 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
2721 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
2722
2723 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
2724 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
2725 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
2726
2727 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
2728 for routers.
2729
2730 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
2731 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
2732 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
2733 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
2734 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
2735 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
2736 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
2737
2738
2739Exim version 4.33
2740-----------------
2741
2742 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
2743 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
2744 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
2745 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
2746 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
2747 default (and expected) setting.
2748
2749 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
2750 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
2751 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
2752 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
2753
2754 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
2755 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
2756
2757 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
2758 in domain lists.
2759
2760 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
2761 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
2762 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
2763 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
2764 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
2765 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
2766
2767 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
2768 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
2769 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
2770
2771 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
2772 part (NOT match_host).
2773
2774 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
2775
2776 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
2777 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
2778 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
2779 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
2780 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
2781 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
2782 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
2783 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
2784 the same named file.
2785
278610. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
2787 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
2788 when Exim is built.
2789
279011. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
2791 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
2792 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
2793 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
2794 a host name.
2795
279612. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
2797 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
2798 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
2799
280013. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
2801
280214. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
2803
280415. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
2805
280616. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
2807 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
2808
280917. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
2810 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
2811 before starting the TLS session.
2812
281318. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
2814
281519. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
2816 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
2817
281820. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
2819 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
2820 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
2821 colon in the middle).
2822
2823
2824Exim version 4.32
2825-----------------
2826
2827 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
2828 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
2829 multiple configurations are in use.
2830
2831 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
2832 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
2833 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
2834 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
2835 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
2836 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
2837
2838 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
2839 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
2840
2841 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
2842 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
2843 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
2844
2845 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
2846 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
2847 occurs.
2848
2849 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
2850 that used bh_ and bheader_.
2851
2852 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
2853
2854 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
2855 allowing one more file than it should have been.
2856
2857 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
2858
2859 -prval:sval
2860
2861 is equivalent to
2862
2863 -oMr rval -oMs sval
2864
2865 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
2866 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
2867 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
2868 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
2869 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
2870
287110. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
2872 Exim's behaviour:
2873
2874 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
2875 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
2876 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
2877 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
2878 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
2879 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
2880
2881 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
2882 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
2883 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
2884 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
2885 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
2886 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
2887 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
2888 string.
2889
2890 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
2891 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
2892 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
2893 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
2894 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
2895
289611. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
2897
289812. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
2899 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
2900 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
2901
290213. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
2903
290414. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
2905 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
2906 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
2907 information.
2908
290915. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
2910 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
2911
291216. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
2913 Three changes have been made:
2914
2915 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
2916 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
2917 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
2918 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
2919 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
2920
2921 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
2922 been restored.
2923
2924 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
2925 the modified behaviour.
2926
2927
2928Exim version 4.31
2929-----------------
2930
2931 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
2932 Larry Rosenman.
2933
2934 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
2935 indeed breaks things for older releases.
2936
2937 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
2938 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
2939 try to track down a specific problem.
2940
2941 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
2942 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
2943 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
2944
2945 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
2946 warning.
2947
2948 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
2949 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
2950 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
2951 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
2952 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
2953 some earlier ones do not.
2954
2955 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
2956
2957 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
2958 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
2959 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
2960 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
2961 address literals are enabled, of course).
2962
2963 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
2964
296510. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
2966 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
2967 by a command such as
2968
2969 exim -f "" ...
2970
2971 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
2972
297311. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
2974
297512. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
2976 remained set. It is now erased.
2977
297813. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
2979 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
2980
298114. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
2982 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
2983 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
2984 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
2985 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
2986 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
2987 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
2988 appropriate error code.
2989
299015. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
2991 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
2992 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
2993 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
2994 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
2995 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
2996
299716. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
2998 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
2999 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
3000
300117. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
3002 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
3003 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
3004 terminate the header.
3005
300618. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
3007 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
3008 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
3009
301019. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
3011 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
3012 (4.30/29). In particular:
3013
3014 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
3015 imposed.
3016
3017 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
3018 to write a maildirsize file.
3019
3020 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
3021 the transport, the new value overrides.
3022
3023 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
3024 count.
3025
302620. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
3027 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
3028 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
3029 space or a tab.
3030
303121. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
3032 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
3033 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
3034 the fallback hosts.
3035
303622. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
3037 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
3038 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
3039
304023. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
3041 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
3042 using a union.
3043
304424. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
3045 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
3046 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
3047
304825. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
3049
305026. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
3051
305227. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
3053
305428. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
3055 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
3056 become corrupted.
3057
305829. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
3059 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
3060 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
3061 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
3062 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
3063 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
3064 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
3065 too great.
3066
306730. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
3068 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
3069 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
3070 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
3071 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
3072 incorrectly.
3073
307431. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
3075 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
3076 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
3077 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
3078 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
3079 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
3080 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
3081 cached value only when the same options are set.
3082
308332. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
3084
308533. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
3086 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
3087 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
3088 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
3089 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
3090
309134: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
3092 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
3093 it is clearly obsolete.
3094
309535. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
3096 transport.
3097
309836. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
3099 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
3100 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
3101 times.
3102
310337. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
3104 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
3105 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
3106 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
3107 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
3108
310938. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
3110 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
3111 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
3112 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
3113
311439. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
3115
3116 CFLAGS=-O -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
3117
3118 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
3119 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
3120 2^31.
3121
312240. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
3123 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
3124 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
3125 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
3126 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
3127 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
3128 $localpart_data.
3129
313041. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
3131 with the -f command-line option.
3132
313342. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
3134 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
3135 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
3136 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
3137 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
3138 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
3139
314043. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
3141 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
3142 line.
3143
314444. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
3145 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
3146 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
3147 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
3148 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
3149 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
3150 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
3151 buffer is too small.
3152
315345. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
3154 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
3155
315646. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
3157 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
3158 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
3159 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
3160 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
3161 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
3162 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
3163 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
3164 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
3165
316647. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
3167 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
3168 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
3169
317048. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
3171 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
3172 ACL").
3173
317449. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
3175 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
3176 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
3177 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
3178 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
3179
318050. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
3181 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
3182 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
3183 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
3184 is set.
3185
318651. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
3187
318852. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
3189
319053. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
3191 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
3192
319354. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
3194 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
3195 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
3196
319755. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
3198 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
3199 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
3200 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
3201 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
3202
320356. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
3204 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
3205 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
3206 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
3207 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
3208 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
3209 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
3210
321157. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
3212 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
3213 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
3214 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
3215 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
3216 the test of how many are available.
3217
321858. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
3219 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
3220 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
3221 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
3222 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
3223 new message is started.
3224
322559. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
3226 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
3227
322860. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
3229 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
3230
323161. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
3232 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
3233 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
3234 is no long logged.
3235
323662. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
3237 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
3238 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
3239 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
3240 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
3241 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
3242 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
3243
324463. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
3245 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
3246 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
3247 interpreted as octal.
3248
324964. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
3250 setting.
3251
325265. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
3253 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
3254 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
3255 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
3256 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
3257 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
3258
325966. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
3260 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
3261 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
3262 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
3263
3264 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
3265 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
3266 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
3267 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
3268
3269 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
3270 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
3271 is a bug fix.
3272
3273 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
3274 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
3275
327667. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
3277
327868. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
3279 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
3280 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
3281 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
3282
328369. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
3284 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
3285 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
3286 supplied", which is not helpful.
3287
328870. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
3289 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
3290 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
3291
329271. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
3293 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
3294 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
3295 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
3296 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
3297 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
3298 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
3299 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
3300
330172. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
3302 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
3303 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
3304 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
3305 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
3306
330773. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
3308 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
3309 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
3310 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
3311 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
3312 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
3313
331474. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
3315 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
3316 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
3317
331875. Added write_rejectlog option.
3319
332076. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
3321 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
3322 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
3323 variables.
3324
332577. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
3326
332778. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
3328 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
3329 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
3330 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
3331 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
3332 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
3333 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
3334 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
3335
333679. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
3337 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
3338 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
3339 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
3340 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
3341
334280. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
3343 Haardt.
3344
334581. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
3346 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
3347 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
3348 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
3349 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
3350 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
3351 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
3352 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
3353 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
3354
3355
3356Exim version 4.30
3357-----------------
3358
3359 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
3360 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
3361 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
3362
3363 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
3364 fixed.
3365
3366 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
3367 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
3368 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
3369
3370 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
3371 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
3372 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
3373 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
3374 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
3375 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
3376
3377 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
3378 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
3379 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
3380 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
3381 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
3382 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
3383 the Exim test suite.
3384
3385 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
3386 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
3387 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
3388 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
3389
3390 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
3391 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
3392 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
3393 specify it in this variable.
3394
3395 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
3396 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
3397 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
3398 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
3399
3400 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
3401 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
3402 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
3403 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
3404
3405 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
3406 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
3407 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
3408 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
3409 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
3410
3411 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
3412
341310. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
3414 they are logged.
3415
341611. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
3417 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
3418 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
3419 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
3420 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
3421
342212. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
3423 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
3424
342513. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
3426 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
3427 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
3428 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
3429 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
3430
343114. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
3432 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
3433
343415. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
3435 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
3436 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
3437
343816. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
3439 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
3440
344117. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
3442 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
3443
344418. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
3445 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
3446 to get rid of the compiler warning.
3447
344819. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
3449 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
3450
345120. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
3452 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
3453 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
3454 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
3455
345621. Added the -t option to exigrep.
3457
345822. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
3459 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
3460 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
3461 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
3462
346323. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
3464
346524. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
3466 line; previously there was no indication of these.
3467
346825. Added .include_if_exists.
3469
347026. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
3471 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
3472 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
3473 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
3474 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
3475 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
3476
347727. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
3478
347928. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
3480 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
3481 this.
3482
348329. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
3484
348530. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
3486 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
3487
3488 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
3489 550 Sender verify failed
3490
3491 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
3492 the final line of the response.
3493
349431. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
3495 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
3496 all other user lookups.
3497
349832. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at
3499 delivery time.
3500
350133. Exim was neglecting to zero errno before one call of strtol() when
3502 expanding a string and expecting an integer value. On some systems this
3503 resulted in spurious "integer overflow" errors. Also, it was casting the
3504 result into an int without checking.
3505
350634. Testing for a connection timeout using "timeout_connect" in the retry rules
3507 did not work. The code looks as if it has *never* worked, though it appears
3508 to have been documented since at least releast 1.62. I have made it work.
3509
351035. The "timeout_DNS" error in retry rules, also documented since at least
3511 1.62, also never worked. As it isn't clear exactly what this means, and
3512 clearly it isn't a major issue, I have abolished the feature by treating it
3513 as "timeout", and writing a warning to the main and panic logs.
3514
351536. The display of retry rules for -brt wasn't always showing the error code
3516 correctly.
3517
351837. Added new error conditions to retry rules: timeout_A, timeout_MX,
3519 timeout_connect_A, timeout_connect_MX.
3520
352138. Rewriting the envelope sender at SMTP time did not allow it to be rewritten
3522 to the empty sender.
3523
352439. The daemon was not analysing the content of -oX till after it had closed
3525 stderr and disconnected from the controlling terminal. This meant that any
3526 syntax errors were only noted on the panic log, and the return code from
3527 the command was 0. By re-arranging the code a little, I've made the
3528 decoding happen first, so such errors now appear on stderr, and the return
3529 code is 1. However, the actual setting up of the sockets still happens in
3530 the disconnected process, so errors there are still only recorded on the
3531 panic log.
3532
353340. A daemon listener on a wildcard IPv6 socket that also accepts IPv4
3534 connections (as happens on some IP stacks) was logged at start up time as
3535 just listening for IPv6. It now logs "IPv6 with IPv4". This differentiates
3536 it from "IPv6 and IPv4", which means that two separate sockets are being
3537 used.
3538
353941. The debug output for gethostbyname2() or getipnodebyname() failures now
3540 says whether AF_INET or AF_INET6 was passed as an argument.
3541
354242. Exiwhat output was messed up when time zones were included in log
3543 timestamps.
3544
354543. Exiwhat now gives more information about the daemon's listening ports,
3546 and whether -tls-on-connect was used.
3547
354844. The "port" option of the smtp transport is now expanded.
3549
355045. A "message" modifier in a "warn" statement in a non-message ACL was being
3551 silently ignored. Now an error message is written to the main and panic
3552 logs.
3553
355446. There's a new ACL modifier called "logwrite" which writes to a log file
3555 as soon as it is encountered.
3556
355747. Added $local_user_uid and $local_user_gid at routing time.
3558
355948. Exim crashed when trying to verify a sender address that was being
3560 rewritten to "<>".
3561
356249. Exim was recognizing only a space character after ".include". It now also
3563 recognizes a tab character.
3564
356550. Fixed several bugs in the Perl script that creates the exim.8 man page by
3566 extracting the relevant information from the specification. The man page no
3567 longer contains scrambled data for the -d option, and I've added a section
3568 at the front about calling Exim under different names.
3569
357051. Added "extra_headers" argument to the "mail" command in filter files.
3571
357252. Redirecting mail to an unqualified address in a Sieve filter caused Exim to
3573 crash.
3574
357553. Installed eximstats 1.29.
3576
357754. Added transport_filter_timeout as a generic transport option.
3578
357955. Exim no longer adds an empty Bcc: header to messages that have no To: or
3580 Cc: header lines. This was required by RFC 822, but it not required by RFC
3581 2822.
3582
358356. Exim used to add From:, Date:, and Message-Id: header lines to any
3584 incoming messages that did not have them. Now it does so only if the
3585 message originates locally, that is, if there is no associated remote host
3586 address. When Resent- header lines are present, this applies to the Resent-
3587 lines rather than the non-Resent- lines.
3588
358957. Drop incoming SMTP connection after too many syntax or protocol errors. The
3590 limit is controlled by smtp_max_synprot_errors, defaulting to 3.
3591
359258. Messages for configuration errors now include the name of the main
3593 configuration file - useful now that there may be more than one file in a
3594 list (.included file names were always shown).
3595
359659. Change 4.21/82 (run initgroups() when starting the daemon) causes problems
3597 for those rare installations that do not start the daemon as root or run it
3598 setuid root. I've cut out the call to initgroups() if the daemon is not
3599 root at that time.
3600
360160. The Exim user and group can now be bound into the binary as text strings
3602 that are looked up at the start of Exim's processing.
3603
360461. Applied a small patch for the Interbase code, supplied by Ard Biesheuvel.
3605
360662. Added $mailstore_basename variable.
3607
360863. Installed patch to sieve.c from Michael Haardt.
3609
361064. When Exim failed to open the panic log after failing to open the main log,
3611 the original message it was trying to log was written to stderr and debug
3612 output, but if they were not available (the usual case in production), it
3613 was lost. Now it is written to syslog before the two lines that record the
3614