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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
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9TK/01 Bugzilla #401. Fix DK spooling code so that it can overwrite a
10 leftover -K file (the existence of which was triggered by #402).
11 While we were at it, introduced process PID as part of the -K
12 filename. This should rule out race conditions when creating
13 these files.
14
15TK/02 Bugzilla #402. Apply patch from Simon Arlott, speeding up DK signing
16 processing considerably. Previous code took too long for large mails,
17 triggering a timeout which in turn triggers #401.
18
19TK/03 Introduced HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE to os.h-Linux. Currently only used
20 in the DK code in transports.c. sendfile() is not really portable,
21 hence the _LINUX specificness.
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23TF/01 In the add_headers option to the mail command in an Exim filter,
24 there was a bug that Exim would claim a syntax error in any
25 header after the first one which had an odd number of characters
26 in the field name.
27
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28PH/01 If a server that rejects MAIL FROM:<> was the target of a sender
29 callout verification, Exim cached a "reject" for the entire domain. This
30 is correct for most verifications, but it is not correct for a recipient
31 verification with use_sender or use_postmaster set, because in that case
32 the callout does not use MAIL FROM:<>. Exim now distinguishes the special
33 case of MAIL FROM:<> rejection from other early rejections (e.g.
34 rejection of HELO). When verifying a recipient using a non-null MAIL
35 address, the cache is ignored if it shows MAIL FROM:<> rejection.
36 Whatever the result of the callout, the value of the domain cache is
37 left unchanged (for any other kind of callout, getting as far as trying
38 RCPT means that the domain itself is ok).
39
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40PH/02 Tidied a number of unused variable and signed/unsigned warnings that
41 gcc 4.1.1 threw up.
42
43PH/03 On Solaris, an unexpectedly close socket (dropped connection) can
44 manifest itself as EPIPE rather than ECONNECT. When tidying away a
45 session, the daemon ignores ECONNECT errors and logs others; it now
46 ignores EPIPE as well.
47
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48PH/04 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up mime.c
49 (quoted-printable decoding).
50
cc2ed8f7 51PH/05 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up spool_mbox.c, and
21a04aa3 52 later the small subsequent patch to fix an introduced bug.
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54PH/06 Installed the latest Cygwin Makefile from the Cygwin maintainer.
55
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56PH/07 There was no check for overflow in expansions such as ${if >{1}{4096M}}.
57
58PH/08 An error is now given if message_size_limit is specified negative.
59
38a0a95f 60PH/09 Applied and tidied up Jakob Hirsch's patch for allowing ACL variables
641cb756 61 to be given (somewhat) arbitrary names.
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63JJ/01 exipick 20060919.0, allow for arbitrary acl_ variables introduced
64 in 4.64-PH/09.
65
66JJ/02 exipick 20060919.0, --show-vars args can now be regular expressions,
67 miscellaneous code fixes
68
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69PH/10 Added the log_reject_target ACL modifier to specify where to log
70 rejections.
71
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72PH/11 Callouts were setting the name used for EHLO/HELO from $smtp_active_
73 hostname. This is wrong, because it relates to the incoming message (and
74 probably the interface on which it is arriving) and not to the outgoing
75 callout (which could be using a different interface). This has been
76 changed to use the value of the helo_data option from the smtp transport
77 instead - this is what is used when a message is actually being sent. If
78 there is no remote transport (possible with a router that sets up host
79 addresses), $smtp_active_hostname is used.
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14aa5a05 81PH/12 Installed Andrey Panin's patch to add a dovecot authenticator. Various
7befa435 82 tweaks were necessary in order to get it to work (see also 21 below):
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83 (a) The code assumed that strncpy() returns a negative number on buffer
84 overflow, which isn't the case. Replaced with Exim's string_format()
85 function.
86 (b) There were several signed/unsigned issues. I just did the minimum
87 hacking in of casts. There is scope for a larger refactoring.
88 (c) The code used strcasecmp() which is not a standard C function.
89 Replaced with Exim's strcmpic() function.
90 (d) The code set only $1; it now sets $auth1 as well.
91 (e) A simple test gave the error "authentication client didn't specify
92 service in request". It would seem that Dovecot has changed its
93 interface. Fortunately there's a specification; I followed it and
94 changed what the client sends and it appears to be working now.
95
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96PH/13 Added $message_headers_raw to provide the headers without RFC 2047
97 decoding.
98
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99PH/14 Corrected misleading output from -bv when -v was also used. Suppose the
100 address A is aliased to B and C, where B exists and C does not. Without
101 -v the output is "A verified" because verification stops after a
102 successful redirection if more than one address is generated. However,
103 with -v the child addresses are also verified. Exim was outputting "A
104 failed to verify" and then showing the successful verification for C,
105 with its parentage. It now outputs "B failed to verify", showing B's
106 parentage before showing the successful verification of C.
107
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108PH/15 Applied Michael Deutschmann's patch to allow DNS black list processing to
109 look up a TXT record in a specific list after matching in a combined
110 list.
111
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112PH/16 It seems that the options setting for the resolver (RES_DEFNAMES and
113 RES_DNSRCH) can affect the behaviour of gethostbyname() and friends when
114 they consult the DNS. I had assumed they would set it the way they
115 wanted; and indeed my experiments on Linux seem to show that in some
116 cases they do (I could influence IPv6 lookups but not IPv4 lookups).
117 To be on the safe side, however, I have now made the interface to
118 host_find_byname() similar to host_find_bydns(), with an argument
119 containing the DNS resolver options. The host_find_byname() function now
120 sets these options at its start, just as host_find_bydns() does. The smtp
121 transport options dns_qualify_single and dns_search_parents are passed to
122 host_find_byname() when gethostbyname=TRUE in this transport. Other uses
123 of host_find_byname() use the default settings of RES_DEFNAMES
124 (qualify_single) but not RES_DNSRCH (search_parents).
125
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126PH/17 Applied (a modified version of) Nico Erfurth's patch to make
127 spool_read_header() do less string testing, by means of a preliminary
128 switch on the second character of optional "-foo" lines. (This is
129 overdue, caused by the large number of possibilities that now exist.
130 Originally there were few.) While I was there, I also converted the
131 str(n)cmp tests so they don't re-test the leading "-" and the first
132 character, in the hope this might squeeze out yet more improvement.
133
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134PH/18 Two problems with "group" syntax in header lines when verifying: (1) The
135 flag allowing group syntax was set by the header_syntax check but not
136 turned off, possible causing trouble later; (2) The flag was not being
137 set at all for the header_verify test, causing "group"-style headers to
138 be rejected. I have now set it in this case, and also caused header_
139 verify to ignore an empty address taken from a group. While doing this, I
140 came across some other cases where the code for allowing group syntax
141 while scanning a header line wasn't quite right (mostly, not resetting
142 the flag correctly in the right place). These bugs could have caused
143 trouble for malformed header lines. I hope it is now all correct.
144
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145PH/19 The functions {pwcheck,saslauthd}_verify_password() are always called
146 with the "reply" argument non-NULL. The code, however (which originally
147 came from elsewhere) had *some* tests for NULL when it wrote to *reply,
148 but it didn't always do it. This confused somebody who was copying the
149 code for some other use. I have removed all the tests.
150
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151PH/20 It was discovered that the GnuTLS code had support for RSA_EXPORT, a
152 feature that was used to support insecure browsers during the U.S. crypto
153 embargo. It requires special client support, and Exim is probably the
154 only MTA that supported it -- and would never use it because real RSA is
155 always available. This code has been removed, because it had the bad
156 effect of slowing Exim down by computing (never used) parameters for the
157 RSA_EXPORT functionality.
158
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159PH/21 On the advice of Timo Sirainen, added a check to the dovecot
160 authenticator to fail if there's a tab character in the incoming data
161 (there should never be unless someone is messing about, as it's supposed
162 to be base64-encoded). Also added, on Timo's advice, the "secured" option
163 if the connection is using TLS or if the remote IP is the same as the
164 local IP, and the "valid-client-cert option" if a client certificate has
165 been verified.
166
48da4259 167PH/22 As suggested by Dennis Davis, added a server_condition option to *all*
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168 authenticators. This can be used for authorization after authentication
169 succeeds. (In the case of plaintext, it servers for both authentication
170 and authorization.)
171
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172PH/23 Testing for tls_required and lost_connection in a retry rule didn't work
173 if any retry times were supplied.
174
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175PH/24 Exim crashed if verify=helo was activated during an incoming -bs
176 connection, where there is no client IP address to check. In this
177 situation, the verify now always succeeds.
178
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179PH/25 Applied John Jetmore's -Mset patch.
180
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181PH/26 Added -bem to be like -Mset, but loading a message from a file.
182
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183PH/27 In a string expansion for a processed (not raw) header when multiple
184 headers of the same name were present, leading whitespace was being
185 removed from all of them, but trailing whitespace was being removed only
186 from the last one. Now trailing whitespace is removed from each header
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187 before concatenation. Completely empty headers in a concatenation (as
188 before) are ignored.
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190PH/28 Fixed bug in backwards-compatibility feature of PH/09 (thanks to John
191 Jetmore). It would have mis-read ACL variables from pre-4.61 spool files.
192
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193PH/29 [Removed. This was a change that I later backed out, and forgot to
194 correct the ChangeLog entry (that I had efficiently created) before
195 committing the later change.]
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197PH/30 Exim was sometimes attempting to deliver messages that had suffered
198 address errors (4xx response to RCPT) over the same connection as other
199 messages routed to the same hosts. Such deliveries are always "forced",
200 so retry times are not inspected. This resulted in far too many retries
201 for the affected addresses. The effect occurred only when there were more
202 hosts than the hosts_max_try setting in the smtp transport when it had
203 the 4xx errors. Those hosts that it had tried were not added to the list
204 of hosts for which the message was waiting, so if all were tried, there
205 was no problem. Two fixes have been applied:
206
207 (i) If there are any address or message errors in an SMTP delivery, none
208 of the hosts (tried or untried) are now added to the list of hosts
209 for which the message is waiting, so the message should not be a
210 candidate for sending over the same connection that was used for a
211 successful delivery of some other message. This seems entirely
212 reasonable: after all the message is NOT "waiting for some host".
213 This is so "obvious" that I'm not sure why it wasn't done
214 previously. Hope I haven't missed anything, but it can't do any
215 harm, as the worst effect is to miss an optimization.
216
217 (ii) If, despite (i), such a delivery is accidentally attempted, the
218 routing retry time is respected, so at least it doesn't keep
219 hammering the server.
220
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221PH/31 Installed Andrew Findlay's patch to close the writing end of the socket
222 in ${readsocket because some servers need this prod.
223
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224PH/32 Added some extra debug output when updating a wait-xxx database.
225
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226PH/33 The hint "could be header name not terminated by colon", which has been
227 given for certain expansion errors for a long time, was not being given
228 for the ${if def:h_colon_omitted{... case.
229
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230PH/34 The spec says: "With one important exception, whenever a domain list is
231 being scanned, $domain contains the subject domain." There was at least
232 one case where this was not true.
233
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234PH/35 The error "getsockname() failed: connection reset by peer" was being
235 written to the panic log as well as the main log, but it isn't really
236 panic-worthy as it just means the connection died rather early on. I have
237 removed the panic log writing for the ECONNRESET error when getsockname()
238 fails.
239
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240PH/36 After a 4xx response to a RCPT error, that address was delayed (in queue
241 runs only) independently of the message's sender address. This meant
242 that, if the 4xx error was in fact related to the sender, a different
243 message to the same recipient with a different sender could confuse
244 things. In particualar, this can happen when sending to a greylisting
245 server, but other circumstances could also provoke similar problems.
246 I have changed the default so that the retry time for these errors is now
247 based a combination of the sender and recipient addresses. This change
248 can be overridden by setting address_retry_include_sender=false in the
249 smtp transport.
250
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251PH/37 For LMTP over TCP/IP (the smtp transport), error responses from the
252 remote server are returned as part of bounce messages. This was not
253 happening for LMTP over a pipe (the lmtp transport), but now it is the
254 same for both kinds of LMTP.
255
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256PH/38 Despite being documented as not happening, Exim was rewriting addresses
257 in header lines that were in fact CNAMEs. This is no longer the case.
258
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259PH/39 If -R or -S was given with -q<time>, the effect of -R or -S was ignored,
260 and queue runs started by the daemon processed all messages. This has
261 been fixed so that -R and -S can now usefully be given with -q<time>.
262
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263PH/40 Import PCRE release 6.7 (fixes some bugs).
264
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265PH/41 Add bitwise logical operations to eval (courtesy Brad Jorsch).
266
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267PH/42 Give an error if -q is specified more than once.
268
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269PH/43 Renamed the variables $interface_address and $interface_port as
270 $received_ip_address and $received_port, to make it clear that these
271 values apply to message reception, and not to the outgoing interface when
272 a message is delivered. (The old names remain recognized, of course.)
273
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274PH/44 There was no timeout on the connect() call when using a Unix domain
275 socket in the ${readsocket expansion. There now is.
276
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280
281SC/01 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in eximstats generated
282 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
283
284SC/02 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics in eximstats.
285 Don't display local sender or destination tables in eximstats unless
286 there is data to show.
287 Added average volumes into the eximstats top table text output.
288
289SC/03 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients) as well
290 as the number of messages in eximstats.
291
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292TF/01 Correct an error in the documentation for the redirect router. Exim
293 does (usually) call initgroups() when daemonizing.
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295TF/02 Call initgroups() when dropping privilege in exim.c, so that Exim runs
296 with consistent privilege compared to when running as a daemon.
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298TF/03 Note in the spec that $authenticated_id is not set for local
299 submissions from trusted users.
300
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301TF/04 The ratelimit per_rcpt option now works correctly in acl_not_smtp.
302 Thanks to Dean Brooks <dean@iglou.com> for the patch.
303
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304TF/05 Make it easier to get SMTP authentication and TLS/SSL support working
305 by adding some example configuration directives to the default
306 configuration file. A little bit of work is required to uncomment the
307 directives and define how usernames and passwords are checked, but
308 there is now a framework to start from.
309
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310PH/01 Added #define LDAP_DEPRECATED 1 to ldap.c because some of the "old"
311 functions that Exim currently uses aren't defined in ldap.h for OpenLDAP
312 without this. I don't know how relevant this is to other LDAP libraries.
313
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314PH/02 Add the verb name to the "unknown ACL verb" error.
315
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316PH/03 Magnus Holmgren's patch for filter_prepend_home.
317
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318PH/03 Fixed Bugzilla #101: macro definition between ACLs doesn't work.
319
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320PH/04 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch to fix Bugzilla #98: transport's home
321 directory not expanded when it should be if an expanded home directory
322 was set for the address (which is overridden by the transport).
323
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324PH/05 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch to fix Bugzilla #99: a problem with
325 libradius.
326
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327PH/06 Added acl_not_smtp_start, based on Johannes Berg's patch, and set the
328 bit to forbid control=suppress_local_fixups in the acl_not_smtp ACL,
329 because it is too late at that time, and has no effect.
330
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331PH/07 Changed ${quote_pgsql to quote ' as '' instead of \' because of a
332 security issue with \' (bugzilla #107). I could not use the
333 PQescapeStringConn() function, because it needs a PGconn value as one of
334 its arguments.
335
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336PH/08 When testing addresses using -bt, indicate those final addresses that
337 are duplicates that would not cause an additional delivery. At least one
338 person was confused, thinking that -bt output corresponded to deliveries.
339 (Suppressing duplicates isn't a good idea as you lose the information
340 about possibly different redirections that led to the duplicates.)
341
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342PH/09 Applied patch from Erik to use select() instead of poll() in spam.c on
343 systems where poll() doesn't work, in particular OS X.
344
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345PH/10 Added more information to debugging output for retry time not reached.
346
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347PH/11 Applied patch from Arkadiusz Miskiewicz to apply a timeout to read
348 operations in malware.c.
349
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350PH/12 Applied patch from Magnus Holmgren to include the "h" tag in Domain Keys
351 signatures.
352
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353PH/13 If write_rejectlog was set false when logging was sent to syslog with
354 syslog_duplication set false, log lines that would normally be written
355 both the the main log and to the reject log were not written to syslog at
356 all.
357
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358PH/14 In the default configuration, change the use of "message" in ACL warn
359 statements to "add_header".
360
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361PH/15 Diagnose a filter syntax error for "seen", "unseen", or "noerror" if not
362 not followed by a command (e.g. "seen endif").
363
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364PH/16 Recognize SMTP codes at the start of "message" in ACLs and after :fail:
365 and :defer: in a redirect router. Add forbid_smtp_code to suppress the
366 latter.
367
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369 so that it is now:
370
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371 ${if or { \
372 { !eq{$h_list-id:$h_list-post:$h_list-subscribe:}{} } \
373 { match{$h_precedence:}{(?i)bulk|list|junk} } \
374 { match{$h_auto-submitted:}{(?i)auto-generated|auto-replied} } \
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375 }{no}{yes}}
376
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377 The Auto-Submitted: and various List- headers are standardised, whereas I
378 don't think Precedence: ever was.
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380PH/18 Refactored debugging code in route_finduser() to show more information,
381 in particular, the error code if getpwnam() issues one.
382
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383PH/19 Added PQsetClientEncoding(conn, "SQL_ASCII") to the pgsql code module.
384 This is apparently needed in addition to the PH/07 change above to avoid
385 any possible encoding problems.
386
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387PH/20 Perl can change the locale. Exim was resetting it after a ${perl call,
388 but not after initializing Perl.
389
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390PH/21 Added a call to PQsetNoticeProcessor() to catch pgsql "notices" and
391 output them only if debugging. By default they are written stderr,
392 apparently, which is not desirable.
393
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394PH/22 Added Alain Williams' LDAP patch to support setting REFERRALS=off on
395 queries.
396
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397JJ/01 exipick: added --reverse (and -R synonym), --random, --size, --sort and
398 --not options
399
400JJ/02 exipick: rewrote --help documentation to hopefully make more clear.
401
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402PH/23 Made -oMaa and -oMt work with -bh and -bs to pretend the connection is
403 authenticated or an ident call has been made. Suppress the default
404 values for $authenticated_id and $authenticated_sender (but permit -oMai
405 and -oMas) when testing with -bh.
406
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407PH/24 Re-jigged the order of the tests in the default configuration so that the
408 tests for valid domains and recipients precede the DNS black list and CSA
409 tests, on the grounds that those ones are more expensive.
410
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411PH/25 Exim was not testing for a space following SMTP commands such as EHLO
412 that require one. Thus, EHLORHUBARB was interpreted as a valid command.
413 This bug exists in every version of Exim that I still have, right back to
414 0.12.
415
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416PH/26 (n)wildlsearch lookups are documented as being done case-insensitively.
417 However, an attempt to turn on case-sensitivity in a regex key by
418 including (?-i) didn't work because the subject string was already
419 lowercased, and the effects were non-intuitive. It turns out that a
420 one-line patch can be used to allow (?-i) to work as expected.
421
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425
426TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
427 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
428
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429PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
430 patch).
431
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432PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
433 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
434 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
435 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
436 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
437 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
438 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
439 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
440 451 error is used.
441
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442PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
443
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444PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
445 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
446 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
447
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448PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
449 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
450 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
451 odd errors.
452
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453PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
454 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
455
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456PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
457 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
458 option (which defaults to 0600).
459
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460PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
461
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462PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
463 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
464 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
465 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
466 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
467 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
468 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
469
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470PH/10 Added the maildirfolder_create_regex option to appendfile.
471
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475
476PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
477 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
478 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
479 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
480 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
481 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
482 addresses as local.
483
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484PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
485 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
486
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487PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
488
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489PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
490 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
491 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
492 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
493 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
494 grumble.
495
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496PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
497 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
498
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499PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
500 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
501 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
502 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
503 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
504
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505PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
506 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
507 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
508 127.0.0.2 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
509
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510PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
511 be the same on different OS.
512
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513PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
514 testing.
515
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516JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
517 whether --show-vars was specified or not
518
519JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
520 in 4.61-PH/06
521
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522PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
523 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
524 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
525 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
526 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
527 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
528 bounce message.
529
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530PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
531 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
532 when Exim was called.
533
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534PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
535 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
536
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537PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
538 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
539 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
540 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
541
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542PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
543 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
544 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
545 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
546 changes:
547
548 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
549 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
550 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
551
552 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
553 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
554 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
555
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556PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
557 feature).
558
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559PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
560 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
561 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
562 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
563 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
564 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
565 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
566 values from the SRV records were lost.
567
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568PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
569 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
570 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
571
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572PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
573 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
574 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
575
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576PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
577 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
578 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
579 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
580 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
581 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
582 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
583 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
584 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
dd16e114 585 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
727071f8 586
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587PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
588 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
589 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
590
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591PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
592 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
593
594PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
595 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
596 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
597 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
598 is given.
599
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600PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
601 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
602 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
603
604PH/24 An host item such as 1.2.3.4/abc was being treated as the IP address
605 1.2.3.4 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
606 PH/23 above applies.
607
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608PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
609 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
610 (for which there is an explicit test).
611
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612PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
613
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614PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
615 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
616 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
617 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
618 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
1349e1e5 619
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620PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
621 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
622 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
623 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
624
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625PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
626 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
627 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
628
0d46a8c8
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629PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
630
278c6e6c
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631PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
632
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633PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
634 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
635 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
636
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637PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
638 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
639 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
640 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
641 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
642
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643PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
644 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
645 the message gets confusing).
646
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647PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
648 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
649 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
650 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
651
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652PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
653 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
654 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
655 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
656 same order.
657
658PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
659 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
660 the different processes.
661
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662PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
663
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664PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
665
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666JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
667 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
668
669JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
670 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
671
672JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
673 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
674 messages matching specified criteria.
675
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676PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
677
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678PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
679 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
680
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681PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
682 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
683 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
684 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
685 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
686 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
687 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
688 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
689 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
690 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
691
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692PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
693 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
694 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
695
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696PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
697
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698PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
699 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
700 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
701 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
702 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
703 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
704 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
705 the variable.
706
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707PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
708 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
709
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710PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
711
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712PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
713
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714PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
715
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716PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
717 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
718 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
719 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
720 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
721 size of the count of files.
722
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723PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
724
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725PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
726 used in LMTP mode:
727
728 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
729 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
730 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
731 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
732
733 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
734 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
735 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
736
737PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
738 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
739 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
740 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
741 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
742
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743PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
744 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
745
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746PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
747 will now be deprecated.
748
2c5db4fd
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749PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
750
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751JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
752 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
753 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
754
755JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
756 with very large, slow to parse queues
757
758JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
759
760JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
761
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762PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
763 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
764 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
765 SMTP output lines.
766
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767PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
768 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
769 Sieve code now uses this.
770
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771PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
772 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
773
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774PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
775 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
776
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777PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
778
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779PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
780 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
781 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
782 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
783 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
784
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785PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
786 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
787 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
788 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
789
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790PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
791
d114ec46
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792PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
793
f3d7df6c
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794PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
795 is preferred over IPv4.
796
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797PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
798 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
799 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
800 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
801 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
802 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
803 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
804
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805PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
806 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
807 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
808
809PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
810
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811PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
812 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
813 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
814 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
815 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
816 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
817 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
818 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
819 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
820 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
821 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
822
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823PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
824 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
825 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
826
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829-----------------
830
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831PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
832
833 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
834 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
835
836 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
837 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
838 statements are most likely to be submissions.
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840PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
841
842 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
843 not a single digit.
844
845 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
846 string.
847
848 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
849 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
850 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
851 silly things.
852
853 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
854 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
855
856 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
857 inside the third argument.
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859PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
860 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
861 "/bin:/usr/bin".
862
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863PH/04 SUPPORT_TRANSLATE_IP_ADDRESS and MOVE_FROZEN_MESSAGES did not cause
864 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
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866PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
867 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
868
869 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
870
871 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
872 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
873 this:
874
875 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
876
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877PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
878 command, (for example, EHLO [1.2.3.4]) and the client's IP address was
879 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
880 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
881 identical. For example:
882
883 Received: from [1.2.3.4] (helo=[1.2.3.4])
884
885 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
886 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
887 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
888
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889PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
890 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
891 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
892 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
893
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894PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
895 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
896 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
897 message.
898
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899PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
900
901 o fixes some comments
902 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
903 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
904 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
905 and documents the missing references header update
906
907 and most important:
908
909 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
910 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
911 result)
912
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913PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
914 Electronic Mail") by including:
915
916 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
917
918 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
919 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
920 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
921 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
922 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
923
924 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
925
926 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
927
928 The auto-replied keyword:
929
930 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
931 message by an automatic process,
932
933 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
934
935 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
936 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
937
938 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
939 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
940 other messages.
941
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942PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
943 to the default Received: header definition.
456682f5 944
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945PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
946
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947PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
948 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
949 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
950
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951PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
952 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
953 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
954
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955PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
956 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
957 and treats the condition as false.
958
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959PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
960
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961PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
962 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
963 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
964 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
965 not changing the active code.
966
967 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
968 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
969
970 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
971 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
972
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973PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
974 (Bugzilla #53).
975
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976PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
977 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
978 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
979 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
980 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
981 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
982 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
983 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
984 the text comparison.
985
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986PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
987 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
988 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
989 The same fix has been applied.
990
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992Exim version 4.54
993-----------------
994
995PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
996 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
997 It now does.
998
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999PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
1000 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
1001
1002PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
1003
4b233853
PH
1004PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
1005 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
1006 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
1007 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
1008 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
1009
8857ccfd
PH
1010TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
1011 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
1012 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
1013 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
1014 or /domain=).
1015
433a2980
PH
1016PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
1017 testing suite.
1018
3e46c1aa 1019
9a799bc0 1020
e3a311ba
TK
1021Exim version 4.53
1022-----------------
1023
1024TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
1025 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
1026
13b685f9
PH
1027PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
1028
395ff96d
PH
1029PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
1030
5b68f6e4
PH
1031PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
1032 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
1033 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
1034
1ab52c69
PH
1035PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
1036 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
1037 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
1038
b07e6aa3
PH
1039PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
1040 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
1041 operating systems.
1042
254e032f
PH
1043PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
1044 ${stat: expansion item.
1045
3af76a81
PH
1046PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
1047 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
1048
2548ba04
PH
1049PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
1050 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
1051 file for comments.
1052
b6c6011d
PH
1053PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
1054
cf39cf57
PH
1055PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
1056 setting.
1057
f1513293
PH
1058PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
1059 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
1060
727549a4
PH
1061TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
1062
af46795e
PH
1063PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
1064 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
1065 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
1066 the end of the subprocess.
1067
d7b47fd0
PH
1068PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
1069 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
1070 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
1071 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
1072 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
1073
ee744174
JJ
1074JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
1075
b582ab87
PH
1076TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
1077
41a13e0a
PH
1078PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
1079 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
1080
f625cc5a
PH
1081PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
1082
1083PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
1084
21f7af35
PH
1085PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
1086 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
1087 HP-UX compiler.
1088
31480e42
PH
1089PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
1090
2d280592
PH
1091PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
1092 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
1093 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
1094
7cd1141b
PH
1095PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
1096 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
1097
1098PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
1099 host errors such as "Connection refused".
1100
750af86e
PH
1101PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
1102 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
1103
1104 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
1105 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
1106
1107 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
1108 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
1109 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
1110 contributed by a Radius user.
1111
1112PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
1113 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
1114
4304270b
TK
1115TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
1116 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
1117
750af86e
PH
1118PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
1119 available.
1120
64ffc24f
PH
1121PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
1122 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
1123 received.
1124
5dd9625b
PH
1125PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
1126 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
1127 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
1128 header lines when this was not necessary.
1129
5591031b
PH
1130PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
1131
ba18e66a
PH
1132PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
1133 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
1134 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
1135 exists".
1136
9cec981f
PH
1137PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
1138 -bV or -d is used.
1139
aa2b5c79
PH
1140PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
1141 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
1509d3a8
PH
1142 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
1143 return code was incorrect.
aa2b5c79 1144
48a53b7f
PH
1145PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
1146
1c59d63b
PH
1147PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
1148
671012da
TK
1149TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
1150
1509d3a8
PH
1151PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
1152
1153PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
1154 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
1155 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
1156 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
1157 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
1158 settings.
1159
1160PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
1161
2fe1a124
PH
1162PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
1163 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
1164 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
1165 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
1166 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
1167 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
1168 which is clearly wrong.
1169
8800895a
PH
1170PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
1171
ccfdb010
PH
1172PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
1173 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
1174 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
1175 subsequently added.
1176
1130bfb0
PH
1177PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
1178 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
1179
ebcb507f
PH
1180PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
1181
c35e155c
PH
1182PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
1183 the "build-* directories that it finds.
1184
95d1f782
PH
1185PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
1186 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
1187
fd6de02e
PH
1188PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
1189 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
1190
58de37c5
PH
1191PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
1192 recipients, not senders.
1193
261cf466
TF
1194TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
1195 the ratelimit ACL was added.
1196
3ee512ff
PH
1197PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
1198
e08c430f
PH
1199PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
1200
bef5a11f
PH
1201PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
1202 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
1203 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
1204 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
1205
7546de58
TF
1206TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
1207
e5d5a95f
TF
1208TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
1209 clock is set back in time.
1210
2e88a017
TF
1211TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
1212 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
1213
a5f65aa4
TF
1214TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
1215 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
1216
e7726cbf
PH
1217PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
1218 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
1219 (see PH/47 above).
1220
a7fdad5b
TF
1221TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
1222 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
1223 header rewrites.
1224
6af56900
PH
1225PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
1226 type ("H").
1227
0925ede6
PH
1228PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
1229
66afa403
TF
1230TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
1231 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
1232 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
1233
0154e85a
TF
1234TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
1235 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
1236 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
1237 helo verification defer as a failure.
1238
16f12c76
PH
1239PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
1240 actual error message.
1241
bbe902f0 1242
e5a9dba6
PH
1243Exim version 4.52
1244-----------------
1245
1246TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
1247
22c3b60b
PH
1248PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
1249 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
1250 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
1251 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
1252
06a9b4b5
PH
1253TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
1254
c1ac6996
PH
1255PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
1256 can still be requested.
1257
9c7a242c
PH
1258PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
1259 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
1260 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
1261 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
1262
87ba3f5f
PH
1263TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
1264 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
1265 circumstances, but probably never did.
1266
1267PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
1268 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
1269 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
1270 in the header line.
1271
29aba418
TF
1272TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
1273
fe0dab11
TF
1274TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
1275 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
870f6ba8 1276
11d337a4
TK
1277TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
1278
1279TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
1280
415c8f3b
PH
1281PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
1282 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
1283 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
1284 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
1285 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
1286 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
11d337a4 1287
958541e9
PH
1288PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
1289 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
1290 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
1291 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
1292 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
1293 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
1294
c206415f
TK
1295TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
1296 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
1297
2a4be8f9
PH
1298PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
1299 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
1300
1cba11c5
SC
1301SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
1302 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
1303
1304SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
1305
1306SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
1307
1308SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
1309
1310SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
1311
1312SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
1313
1314SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
1315
1005d00e
TK
1316TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
1317
1318TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
1319 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
1320 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
1321
1322TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
1323 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
1324 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
1325 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
1326
9b4768fa
PH
1327PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
1328 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
1329 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
1330
1331PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
1332 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
1333 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
1334 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
1335
0d7eb84a
PH
1336PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
1337 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
1338 to be made).
1339
1340PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
1341 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
1342 should work with maildirs and everything.
1343
40727bee
TK
1344TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
1345 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
1346
554d2369
TF
1347TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
1348 <jgh@wizmail.org>
1349
1f922db1
PH
1350PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
1351 function for BDB 4.3.
1352
ef213c3b
PH
1353PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
1354
8ac170f3
PH
1355PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
1356 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
1357 involved.
1358
b1c749bb
PH
1359PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
1360 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
1361 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
c6c2dc1d
PH
1362 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
1363 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
1364 formatting function string_vformat().
b1c749bb 1365
4aac9b49
PH
1366PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
1367 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
1368 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
1369 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
1370 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
1371 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
1372 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
1373 falls back to the previous guessing code."
1374
294520c8
TK
1375TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
1376 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
1377 details.
1378
5bd022fe
PH
1379PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
1380 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
1381
90e9ce59
PH
1382PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
1383 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
1384 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
1385 test. It is now used for both.
1386
5ea81592
PH
1387PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
1388 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
1389 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
1390 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
1391 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
1392 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
1393
c6c2dc1d
PH
1394PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
1395 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
1396 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
1397 string_vformat().
1398
fffffe4c
PH
1399PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
1400 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
1401 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
ca02eafb 1402
9a26b6b2
PH
1403PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
1404 experimental DomainKeys support:
1405
1406 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
1407 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
1408 the control was given.
1409
1410 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
1411
4aee0225
PH
1412PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
1413
32d668a5
PH
1414PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
1415
8187c3f3
PH
1416PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
1417 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
1418 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
1419 db.h files).
1420
ff790e47 1421PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
f1e894f3
PH
1422 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
1423 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
1424 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
1425 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
1426 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
1427 course.
ff790e47 1428
5417f6d1
PH
1429PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
1430 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
1431 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
1432 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
1433 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
1434 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
1435
59cf8544
PH
1436PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
1437 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
1438 do -d+all out of habit.
1439
e7ad8a65
PH
1440PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
1441 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
1442 x86_64 Fedora Core.
1443
ade42478
PH
1444PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
1445 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
1446 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
1447 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
1448 record types that Exim uses.
1449
182ad5cf
PH
1450PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
1451 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
1452 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
1453 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
1454 non-existent file that was broken.
1455
b0d9fc80
TK
1456TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
1457 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
1458
1459TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
1460 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
1461 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
1462
1463TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
1464
47c7a64a
PH
1465PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
1466 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
1467 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
1468 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
1469 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
1470 same time.
1471
a388bce4
SC
1472SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
1473 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
1474 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
1475 at a slight CPU cost.
1476
1477SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
1478 as requested by Marc Sherman.
1479
1480SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
1481 by Marc Sherman.
1482
0793e4ed
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1483SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
1484
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1485PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
1486 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
1487
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1489Exim version 4.51
1490-----------------
1491
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1492TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
1493 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
1494
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1496
1497TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
1498
1499PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
1500 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
1501
1502PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
1503 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
1504 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
1505 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
1506 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
1507 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
1508 file.
1509
1510PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
1511 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
1512 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
1513 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
1514 these two options.
1515
1516PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
1517 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
1518 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
1519 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
1520 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
1521 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
1522 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
c2c19e9d 1523 address.
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1524
1525PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
1526 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
1527
1528PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
1529 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
1530 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
1531 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
1532 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
1533 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
1534
1535PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
1536 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
1537 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
1538 SMTP commands that take arguments.
1539
1540PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
1541 Finch).
1542
1543PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
1544 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
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1546PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
1547 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
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1548 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
1549 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
1550 message.
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1552PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
1553
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1554PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
1555 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
1556
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1557PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
1558 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
1559 to what was transported.)
1560
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1561TF/01 Added $received_time.
1562
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1563PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
1564 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
1565 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
1566 spamd_address settings.
1567
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1568PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
1569 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
1570 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
1571 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
1572 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
1573
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1574PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
1575
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1576PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
1577 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
1578 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
1579 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
1580 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
1581
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1582PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
1583 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
1584
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1585PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
1586 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
1587 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
1588 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
1589 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
1590 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
1591 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
1592 for failure.
1593
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1594PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
1595 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
1596 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
1597 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
1598 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
1599 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
1600 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
1601 "input=".
1602
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1603PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
1604
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1605PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
1606 driver and ACL definitions.
1607
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1608PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
1609 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
1610
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1611PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
1612 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
1613 understands it better than I do:
1614
1615 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
1616 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
1617
1618 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
1619 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
1620 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
1621 => three warnings about OTP not working
1622 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
1623
1624 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
1625 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
1626 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
1627 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
1628 for each call.)
1629 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
1630 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
1631
1632 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
1633 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
1634 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
1635
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1636PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
1637 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
1638 specified.
1639
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1640PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
1641 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
1642 "Linux".
1643
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1644PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
1645 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
1646 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
1647
1648 warn !verify = sender
1649 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
1650
1651 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
1652 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
1653
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1654PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
1655
1656 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
1657 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
1658
1659 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
1660 nomenclature these days.)
1661
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1662PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
1663 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
1664
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1665PH/30 In these circumstances:
1666 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
1667 . First host does not offer TLS;
1668 . First host accepts first address;
1669 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
1670 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
1671 . Second host accepts second address.
1672 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
1673 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
1674 address.
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1676PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
1677 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
1678 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
1679 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
1680 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
1681
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1682PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
1683 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
1684
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1685PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
1686 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
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1688PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
1689 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
1690 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
1691
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1692PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
1693 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
1694 overlooked.
1695
1696PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
1697
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1698PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
1699 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
1700 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
1701 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
1702 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
1703 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
1704 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
1705
1706 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
1707 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
1708 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
1709 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
1710 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
1711
1712 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
1713 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
1714 routed further.
1715
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1716PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
1717 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
1718 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
1719 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
1720 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
1721 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
1722
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1723PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
1724
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1725PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
1726 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
1727 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
1728 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
1729 printable escape sequences.
1730
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1731PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
1732 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
1733 body only.
1734
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1735PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
1736 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
1737 are as follows:
1738
1739 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
1740 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
1741 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
1742 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
1743 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
1744
1745 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
1746 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
1747 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
1748
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1749PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
1750
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1751PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
1752 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
1753 play with."
1754
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1755PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
1756 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
1757 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
1758 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
1759 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
1760 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
1761 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
1762 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
1763 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
1764 the log output.
1765
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1766PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
1767 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
1768 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
1769 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
1770 "make".
1771
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1773A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
1774----------------------------------------
1775
1776Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
1777changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
1778needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
1779in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
1780that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
1781release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
1782from 4.43.
1783
1784I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
17854.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
1786those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
1787historical information.
1788
1789
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1792
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1793 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
1794
139059f6 1795 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 1796 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
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1798 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1799 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1800 place.
1801
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1802 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1803 filter fails to execute.
1804
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1805 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1806 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1807 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1808 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1809 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1810
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1811 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
1812
1813 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1814 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1815 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1816 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
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1818 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1819 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1820 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1821 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1822 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1823
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1824 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
1825
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182610. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1827
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182811. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1829 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1830 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1831 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1832
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183312. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1834 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1835 sender verification.
1836
183713. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
1838 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
1839
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184014. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
1841
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184215. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
1843 connection timeout.
1844
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184516. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1846 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1847
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184817. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1849 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1850
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185118. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
1852 information about exactly what failed.
1853
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185419. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
1855
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185620. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
1857 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
1858 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
1859
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186021. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
1861 It is now set to "smtps".
1862
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186322. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1864 ignore_target_hosts.
1865
186623. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
1867 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
1868 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
1869 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
1870 "[x.x.x.x]".
1871
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187224. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
1873 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
1874 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
1875
187625. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
1877 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
1878 wake it up if nothing else does.
1879
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188026. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
1881 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
1882 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
1883 end up negative.
1884
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188527. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
1886 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
1887
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188828. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
1889
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189029. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
1891 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
1892 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
1893 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
1894 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
1895 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
1896 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
1897 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
1898
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189930. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
1900 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
1901 than one IP address.
1902
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190331. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
1904 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
1905 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
1906 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
1907
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190832. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
1909 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
1910 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
1911 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
1912 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
1913 1024 to 2048 bytes.
1914
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191533. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
1916 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
1917 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
1918 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
1919
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192034. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
1921 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
1922 respected.
1923
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192435. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
1925 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
1926 $sender_host_address.
1927
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192836. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
1929 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
1930 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
1931 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
1932 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
1933 very small.
1934
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193537. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
1936
1937 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
1938 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
1939
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1940 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
1941 just the host names, not the priorities.
1942
1943 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
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1944 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
1945 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 1946
ea3bc19b 1947 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 1948 multiple records are returned.
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195038. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
1951 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
1952 domain.
1953
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195439. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
1955
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195640. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
1957 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
1958
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195941. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
1960 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
1961 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
1962
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196342. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
1964
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196543. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
1966
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196744. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
1968
196945. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
1970 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
1971 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
1972 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
1973 because the tests only now provoked it.
1974
a444213a
PH
197546. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
1976 (this can affect the format of dates).
1977
0ec020ea
PH
197847. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
1979 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
1980 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
1981 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
1982
b1206957
PH
198348. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
1984
198549. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
1986 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
1987 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
1988 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
1989
26dd5a95
PH
199050. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
1991 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
1992 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
1993
343b2385
PH
199451. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
1995 autoreply.
1996
1c5466b9
PH
199752. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
1998 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
1999 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2000 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2001 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2002 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2003 is going on).
2004
55ee9ee3
PH
200553. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
2006 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
2007 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
2008 the line.
2009
d38f8232
PH
201054. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
2011 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
2012 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
2013
2014 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
2015 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
2016 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
2017 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
2018 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
2019 so I produce this patch..."
2020
3295e65b
PH
2021 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
2022 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
2023 is not defined.
2024
7102e136
PH
202555. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2026 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
b975ba52
PH
2027 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2028 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 2029 CAN-2005-0021
7102e136 2030
3ca0ba97
PH
203156. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
2032
c2bcbe20
PH
203357. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
2034 long debug lines gets shown.
2035
18ce445d
PH
203658. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
2037 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
2038
1f5b4c3d
PH
203959. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
2040
2041 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
2042 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
2043 of $primary_hostname.
2044
b975ba52
PH
204560. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2046 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2047 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2048 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
85b87bc2
PH
2049 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2050 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2051 by change 4.50/55 above.
2052
2053 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2054 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2055 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2056 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2057 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2058 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 2059 CAN-2005-0021
85b87bc2
PH
2060
206161. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2062 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2063 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 2064 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 2065
17ffcae7
PH
206662. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
2067 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
2068
d95f9fdb
PH
206963. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2070 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2071 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2072 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2073 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
2074
86b8287f
PH
207564. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
2076 This has been fixed.
2077
60dc5e56
PH
207865. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2079 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2080 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2081 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2082 the caching.)
2083
533244af
PH
208466. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
2085
a5a28604
PH
208667. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
2087 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
2088 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
2089 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
2090
7e634d24
PH
209168. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
2092 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
2093
3e11c26b
PH
209469. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
2095 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
2096 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
2097
6729cf78
PH
209870. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
2099 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
2100 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
2101 message there.
2102
00f00ca5
PH
210371. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
2104 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
2105 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
2106
c9bdd01c
PH
210772. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
2108 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
2109 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
2110 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
2111
d43194df
PH
211273. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
2113 during host lookups.
2114
fe5b5d0b
PH
211574. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
2116 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
2117
2118 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
2119
76a2d7ba
PH
212075. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
2121 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
2122 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
2123 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
2124 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
2125 background.
2126
212776. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
2128 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
2129
04f7d5b9
PH
213077. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
2131 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
2132 for the non-SMTP ACL.
2133
bc60667e
PH
213478. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
2135
bb6e88ff
PH
213679. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
2137 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
2138 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
2139 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
2140 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
2141 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
2142 process earlier.
2143
1e70f85b
PH
214480. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
2145 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
2146 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
2147 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
2148 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
2149
215081. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
2151 tables).
2152
4e01f9d6
PH
215382. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
2154
1ee1cef2
PH
215583. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
2156 "vacation" handling.
2157
6e2b4ccc
PH
215884. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
2159 OS variants using glibc.
2160
8e669ac1
PH
216185. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
2162
495ae4b0 2163
bbe902f0
PH
2164----------------------------------------------------
2165See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
2166----------------------------------------------------
2167
2168
2169Exim version 4.44
2170-----------------
2171
2172 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
2173 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
2174 transport
2175
2176 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
2177 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
2178 place.
2179
2180 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
2181 filter fails to execute.
2182
2183 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
2184 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
2185 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
2186 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
2187 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
2188
2189 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
2190 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
2191 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
2192 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
2193
2194 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
2195 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
2196 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
2197 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
2198 control that does not make sense is encountered.
2199
2200 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
2201
2202 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
2203 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
2204 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
2205 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
2206
2207 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
2208 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
2209 sender verification.
2210
221110. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
2212 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
2213
221411. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
2215 the spool by the -Mrm option.
2216
221712. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
2218 ignore_target_hosts.
2219
222013. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
2221 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
2222 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
2223 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
2224 "[x.x.x.x]".
2225
222614. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
2227 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
2228 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
2229
223015. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
2231 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
2232 wake it up if nothing else does.
2233
223416. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
2235 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
2236 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
2237 end up negative.
2238
223917. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
2240 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
2241
ea3a6f44 224218. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
bbe902f0
PH
2243
224419. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
2245 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
2246 empty pattern.
2247
224820. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
2249 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
2250 one IP address.
2251
ea3a6f44
NM
225221. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
2253 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
2254 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
2255 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
2256 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
2257 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 2258
ea3a6f44
NM
225922. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
2260 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
2261 respected.
bbe902f0
PH
2262
226323. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
2264 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
2265 $sender_host_address.
2266
226724. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
2268
ea3a6f44
NM
226925. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
2270 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
2271 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
bbe902f0
PH
2272
227326. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 2274 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 2275
ea3a6f44
NM
227627. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
2277 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 2278
ea3a6f44
NM
227928. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
2280 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
2281 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
2282 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
bbe902f0
PH
2283
228429. eximstats updated to version 1.35
2285 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
2286 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
2287
ea3a6f44
NM
228830. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
2289 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
2290 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
2291 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 2292
ea3a6f44
NM
229331. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
2294 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
2295 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 2296
ea3a6f44
NM
229731. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
2298 autoreply.
bbe902f0 2299
ea3a6f44
NM
230032. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
2301 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
2302 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2303 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2304 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2305 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2306 is going on).
bbe902f0 2307
ea3a6f44
NM
230833. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2309 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
2310 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2311 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
bbe902f0
PH
2312 CAN-2005-0021
2313
ea3a6f44
NM
231434. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2315 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2316 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2317 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
2318 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2319 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2320 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
2321
2322 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2323 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2324 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2325 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2326 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2327 running as the user.
bbe902f0
PH
2328 CAN-2005-0021
2329
ea3a6f44
NM
233035. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2331 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2332 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
bbe902f0
PH
2333 CAN-2005-0022
2334
ea3a6f44
NM
233536. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2336 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2337 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2338 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2339 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 2340
ea3a6f44
NM
234137. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2342 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2343 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2344 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2345 the caching.)
bbe902f0 2346
ea3a6f44
NM
234738. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
2348 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
2349 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
2350 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
2351 because the tests only now provoked it.
bbe902f0
PH
2352
2353
495ae4b0
PH
2354Exim version 4.43
2355-----------------
2356
2357 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
2358 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
2359 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
2360 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
2361 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
2362 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
2363 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
2364
2365 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
2366 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
2367 the delivery.
2368
2369 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
2370
2371 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
2372
2373 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
2374 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
2375 to local_scan().
2376
2377 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
2378 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
2379 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
2380 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
2381 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
2382
2383 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
2384 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
2385
2386 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
2387
2388 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
2389
239010. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
2391 header_sender only.
2392
239311. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
2394 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
2395
239612. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
2397 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
2398 affecting debugging statements).
2399
240013. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
2401
240214. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
2403 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
2404 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
2405 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
2406 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
2407 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
2408 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
2409 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
2410 after the received time, and all would be well.
2411
241215. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
2413 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
2414 condition in an expansion string.
2415
241616. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
2417
241817. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
2419 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
2420 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
2421 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
2422 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
2423 job under whatever limits there are.
2424
242518. Imported PCRE 5.0.
2426
242719. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
2428 space).
2429
243020. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
2431 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
2432 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
2433 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
2434 return path is set.
2435
243621. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
2437 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
2438 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
2439 binary data in such strings.
2440
244122. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
2442
244323. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
2444 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
2445 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
2446 failure, which is pointless.
2447
244824. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
2449
245025. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
2451
245226. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
2453 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
2454 Sender: header lines.
2455
245627. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
2457 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
2458 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
2459
246028. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
2461 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
2462 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
2463 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
2464 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
2465 happens.
2466
246729. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
2468 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
2469 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
2470 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
2471 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
2472
247330. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
2474 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
2475 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
2476 1024.
2477
247831. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
2479 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
2480
248132. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
2482 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
2483
248433. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
2485
248632. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
2487
248833. Added an ACL for QUIT.
2489
249034. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
2491 syntax error.
2492
249335. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
2494
249536. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
2496
249737. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
2498 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
2499 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
2500 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
2501
250238. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
2503 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
2504
2505
2506Exim version 4.42
2507-----------------
2508
2509 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
2510 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
2511 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
2512 it was not quoted.
2513 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
2514 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
2515 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
2516 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
2517 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
2518 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
2519
2520 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
2521 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
2522 verification failure".
2523
2524 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
2525 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
2526 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
2527 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
2528
2529 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
2530 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
2531 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
2532 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
2533 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
2534 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
2535 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
2536 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
2537 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
2538 treated as a timeout.
2539
2540 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
2541 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
2542 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
2543 not set for Exim filters).
2544
2545 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
2546 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
2547 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
2548
2549 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
2550
2551 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
2552 try to make them clearer.
2553
2554 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
2555 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
2556
2557 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
2558
2559 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
2560
256110. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
2562 only the Cygwin environment.
2563
256411. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
2565 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
2566 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
2567 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
2568 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
2569
257012. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
2571 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
2572 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
2573 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
2574 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
2575 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
2576 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
2577
257813. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
2579 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
2580
258114. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
2582
2583 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
2584 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
2585 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
2586
2587 To: susanne@some.where
2588
2589 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
2590 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
2591 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
2592 of addresses in From: header lines).
2593
2594 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
2595 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
2596 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
2597
2598 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
2599 treated as non-personal.
2600
2601 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
2602 because it now seems ill-conceived.
2603
260415. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
2605
260616. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
2607
260817. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
2609 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
2610 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
2611
261218. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
2613 ACL and the local_scan() function.
2614
261519. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
2616 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
2617 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
2618 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
2619 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
2620 (I found it when inspecting the code).
2621
262220. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
2623 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
2624 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
2625 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
2626 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
2627 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
2628 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
2629 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
2630
2631 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
2632
263321. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
2634 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
2635
263622. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
2637 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
2638 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
2639
264023. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
2641 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
2642
264324. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
2644 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
2645 rather than long int.
2646
264725. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2648
264926. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
2650
2651
2652Exim version 4.41
2653-----------------
2654
2655 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
2656 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
2657 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
2658 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
2659 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
2660 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
2661
2662
2663Exim version 4.40
2664-----------------
2665
2666 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
2667 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
2668
2669 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
2670 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
2671 socklen_t is defined.
2672
2673 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
2674 always exist.
2675
2676 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
2677 configured.
2678
2679 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
2680 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
2681 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
2682 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
2683 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
2684
2685 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
2686 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
2687 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
2688 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
2689
2690 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
2691 of flapping under certain conditions.
2692
2693 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
2694 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
2695 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
2696
2697 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
2698
269910. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
2700
270111. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
2702 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
2703 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
2704 the duration of the SMTP connection.
2705
270612. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
2707 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
2708 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
2709 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
2710 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
2711 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
2712 preserved with the message after it was received.
2713
271413. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
2715 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
2716 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
2717 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
2718 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
2719 test suite worked just fine.
2720
272114. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
2722 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
2723 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
2724
272515. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
2726 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
2727 string.
2728
272916. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
2730 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
2731 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
2732 does not fully solve it.
2733
273417. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
2735 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
2736 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
2737 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
2738 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
2739
274018. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
2741 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
2742 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
2743
274419. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
2745 string, for example:
2746
2747 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
2748
2749 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
2750 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
2751 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
2752 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
2753 the routers could not see them.
2754
275520. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
2756 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
2757
275821. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
2759 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
2760 output).
2761
276222. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
2763 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
2764 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
2765 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
2766 that needed quoting.
2767
276823. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
2769 was not being matched caselessly.
2770
277124. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
2772 backslashes.
2773
277425. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
2775 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
2776 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
2777 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
2778 when use_sender is false.
2779
278026. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
2781
278227. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
2783
278428. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
2785
278629. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
2787 the configuration file.
2788
278930. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
2790 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
2791
279231. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
2793
279432. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
2795 bytes in the message body.
2796
279733. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
2798 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
2799 delivery.
2800
280134. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
2802
280335. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
2804
280536. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
2806 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
2807 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
2808 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
2809 another IP address.
2810
2811
2812Exim version 4.34
2813-----------------
2814
2815 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
2816 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
2817
2818 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
2819 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
2820 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
2821 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
2822 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
2823
2824 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
2825 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
2826
2827 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
2828 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
2829 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
2830
2831 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
2832 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
2833 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
2834
2835 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
2836 for routers.
2837
2838 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
2839 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
2840 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
2841 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
2842 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
2843 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
2844 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
2845
2846
2847Exim version 4.33
2848-----------------
2849
2850 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
2851 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
2852 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
2853 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
2854 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
2855 default (and expected) setting.
2856
2857 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
2858 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
2859 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
2860 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
2861
2862 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
2863 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
2864
2865 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
2866 in domain lists.
2867
2868 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
2869 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
2870 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
2871 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
2872 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
2873 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
2874
2875 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
2876 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
2877 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
2878
2879 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
2880 part (NOT match_host).
2881
2882 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
2883
2884 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
2885 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
2886 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
2887 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
2888 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
2889 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
2890 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
2891 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
2892 the same named file.
2893
289410. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
2895 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
2896 when Exim is built.
2897
289811. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
2899 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
2900 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
2901 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
2902 a host name.
2903
290412. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
2905 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
2906 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
2907
290813. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
2909
291014. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
2911
291215. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
2913
291416. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
2915 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
2916
291717. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
2918 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
2919 before starting the TLS session.
2920
292118. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
2922
292319. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
2924 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
2925
292620. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
2927 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
2928 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
2929 colon in the middle).
2930
2931
2932Exim version 4.32
2933-----------------
2934
2935 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
2936 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
2937 multiple configurations are in use.
2938
2939 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
2940 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
2941 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
2942 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
2943 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
2944 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
2945
2946 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
2947 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
2948
2949 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
2950 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
2951 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
2952
2953 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
2954 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
2955 occurs.
2956
2957 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
2958 that used bh_ and bheader_.
2959
2960 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
2961
2962 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
2963 allowing one more file than it should have been.
2964
2965 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
2966
2967 -prval:sval
2968
2969 is equivalent to
2970
2971 -oMr rval -oMs sval
2972
2973 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
2974 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
2975 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
2976 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
2977 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
2978
297910. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
2980 Exim's behaviour:
2981
2982 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
2983 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
2984 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
2985 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
2986 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
2987 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
2988
2989 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
2990 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
2991 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
2992 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
2993 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
2994 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
2995 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
2996 string.
2997
2998 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
2999 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
3000 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
3001 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
3002 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
3003
300411. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
3005
300612. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
3007 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
3008 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
3009
301013. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
3011
301214. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
3013 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
3014 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
3015 information.
3016
301715. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
3018 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
3019
302016. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
3021 Three changes have been made:
3022
3023 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
3024 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
3025 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
3026 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
3027 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
3028
3029 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
3030 been restored.
3031
3032 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
3033 the modified behaviour.
3034
3035
3036Exim version 4.31
3037-----------------
3038
3039 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
3040 Larry Rosenman.
3041
3042 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
3043 indeed breaks things for older releases.
3044
3045 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
3046 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
3047 try to track down a specific problem.
3048
3049 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
3050 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
3051 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
3052
3053 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
3054 warning.
3055
3056 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
3057 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
3058 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
3059 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
3060 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
3061 some earlier ones do not.
3062
3063 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
3064
3065 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
3066 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
3067 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
3068 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
3069 address literals are enabled, of course).
3070
3071 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
3072
307310. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
3074 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
3075 by a command such as
3076
3077 exim -f "" ...
3078
3079 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
3080
308111. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
3082
308312. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
3084 remained set. It is now erased.
3085
308613. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
3087 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
3088
308914. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
3090 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
3091 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
3092 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
3093 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
3094 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
3095 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
3096 appropriate error code.
3097
309815. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
3099 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
3100 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
3101 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
3102 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
3103 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
3104
310516. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
3106 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
3107 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
3108
310917. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
3110 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
3111 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
3112 terminate the header.
3113
311418. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
3115 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
3116 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
3117
311819. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
3119 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
3120 (4.30/29). In particular:
3121
3122 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
3123 imposed.
3124
3125 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
3126 to write a maildirsize file.
3127
3128 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
3129 the transport, the new value overrides.
3130
3131 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
3132 count.
3133
313420. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
3135 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
3136 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
3137 space or a tab.
3138
313921. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
3140 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
3141 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
3142 the fallback hosts.
3143
314422. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
3145 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
3146 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
3147
314823. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
3149 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
3150 using a union.
3151
315224. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
3153 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
3154 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
3155
315625. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
3157
315826. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
3159
316027. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
3161
316228. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
3163 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
3164 become corrupted.
3165
316629. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
3167 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
3168 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
3169 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
3170 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
3171 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
3172 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
3173 too great.
3174
317530. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
3176 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
3177 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
3178 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
3179 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
3180 incorrectly.
3181
318231. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
3183 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
3184 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
3185 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
3186 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
3187 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
3188 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
3189 cached value only when the same options are set.
3190
319132. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
3192
319333. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
3194 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
3195 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
3196 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
3197 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
3198
319934: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
3200 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
3201 it is clearly obsolete.
3202
320335. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
3204 transport.
3205
320636. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
3207 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
3208 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
3209 times.
3210
321137. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
3212 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
3213 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
3214 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
3215 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
3216
321738. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
3218 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
3219 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
3220 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
3221
322239. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
3223
3224 CFLAGS=-O -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
3225
3226 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
3227 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
3228 2^31.
3229
323040. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
3231 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
3232 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
3233 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
3234 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
3235 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
3236 $localpart_data.
3237
323841. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
3239 with the -f command-line option.
3240
324142. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
3242 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
3243 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
3244 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
3245 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
3246 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
3247
324843. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
3249 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
3250 line.
3251
325244. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
3253 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
3254 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
3255 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
3256 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
3257 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
3258 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
3259 buffer is too small.
3260
326145. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
3262 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
3263
326446. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
3265 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
3266 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
3267 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
3268 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
3269 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
3270 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
3271 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
3272 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
3273
327447. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
3275 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
3276 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
3277
327848. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
3279 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
3280 ACL").
3281
328249. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
3283 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
3284 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
3285 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
3286 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
3287
328850. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
3289 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
3290 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
3291 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
3292 is set.
3293
329451. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
3295
329652. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
3297
329853. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
3299 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
3300
330154. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
3302 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
3303 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
3304
330555. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
3306 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
3307 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
3308 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
3309 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
3310
331156. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
3312 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
3313 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
3314 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
3315 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
3316 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
3317 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
3318
331957. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
3320 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
3321 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
3322 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
3323 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
3324 the test of how many are available.
3325
332658. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
3327 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
3328 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
3329 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
3330 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
3331 new message is started.
3332
333359. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
3334 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
3335
333660. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
3337 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
3338
333961. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
3340 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
3341 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
3342 is no long logged.
3343
334462. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
3345 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
3346 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
3347 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
3348 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
3349 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
3350 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
3351
335263. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
3353 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
3354 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
3355 interpreted as octal.
3356
335764. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
3358 setting.
3359
336065. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
3361 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
3362 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
3363 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
3364 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
3365 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
3366
336766. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
3368 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
3369 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
3370 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
3371
3372 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
3373 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
3374 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
3375 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
3376
3377 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
3378 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
3379 is a bug fix.
3380
3381 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
3382 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
3383
338467. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
3385
338668. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
3387 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
3388 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
3389 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
3390
339169. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
3392 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
3393 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
3394 supplied", which is not helpful.
3395
339670. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
3397 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
3398 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
3399
340071. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
3401 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
3402 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
3403 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
3404 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
3405 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
3406 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
3407 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
3408
340972. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
3410 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
3411 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
3412 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
3413 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
3414
341573. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
3416 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
3417 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
3418 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
3419 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
3420 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
3421
342274. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
3423 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
3424 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
3425
342675. Added write_rejectlog option.
3427
342876. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
3429 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
3430 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
3431 variables.
3432
343377. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
3434
343578. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
3436 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
3437 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
3438 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
3439 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
3440 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
3441 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
3442 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
3443
344479. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
3445 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
3446 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
3447 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
3448 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
3449
345080. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
3451 Haardt.
3452
345381. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
3454 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
3455 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
3456 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
3457 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
3458 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
3459 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
3460 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
3461 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
3462
3463
3464Exim version 4.30
3465-----------------
3466
3467 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
3468 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
3469 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
3470
3471 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
3472 fixed.
3473
3474 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
3475 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
3476 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
3477
3478 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
3479 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
3480 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
3481 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
3482 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
3483 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
3484
3485 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
3486 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
3487 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
3488 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
3489 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
3490 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
3491 the Exim test suite.
3492
3493 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
3494 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
3495 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
3496 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
3497
3498 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
3499 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
3500 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
3501 specify it in this variable.
3502
3503 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
3504 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
3505 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
3506 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
3507
3508 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
3509 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
3510 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
3511 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
3512
3513 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
3514 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
3515 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
3516 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
3517 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
3518
3519 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
3520
352110. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
3522 they are logged.
3523
352411. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
3525 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
3526 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
3527 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
3528 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
3529
353012. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
3531 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
3532
353313. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
3534 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
3535 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
3536 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
3537 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
3538
353914. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
3540 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
3541
354215. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
3543 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
3544 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
3545
354616. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
3547 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
3548
354917. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
3550 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
3551
355218. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
3553 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
3554 to get rid of the compiler warning.
3555
355619. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
3557 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
3558
355920. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
3560 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
3561 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
3562 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
3563
356421. Added the -t option to exigrep.
3565
356622. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
3567 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
3568 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
3569 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
3570
357123. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
3572
357324. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
3574 line; previously there was no indication of these.
3575
357625. Added .include_if_exists.
3577
357826. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
3579 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
3580 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
3581 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
3582 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
3583 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
3584
358527. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
3586
358728. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
3588 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
3589 this.
3590
359129. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
3592
359330. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
3594 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
3595
3596 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
3597 550 Sender verify failed
3598
3599 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
3600 the final line of the response.
3601
360231. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
3603 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
3604 all other user lookups.
3605
360632. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at