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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
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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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277PH/45 Applied a modified version of Brad Jorsch's patch to allow "message" to
278 be meaningful with "accept".
279
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280SC/01 Eximstats V1.43
281 Bug fix for V1.42 with -h0 specified. Spotted by Chris Lear.
282
283SC/02 Eximstats V1.44
284 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in the generated
285 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
286
287SC/03 Eximstats V1.45 (Marco Gaiarin / Steve Campbell)
288 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics.
289 Don't display local sender or destination tables unless
290 there is data to show.
291 Added average volumes into the top table text output.
292
293SC/04 Eximstats V1.46
294 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients)
295 as well as the number of messages.
296
297SC/05 Eximstats V1.47
298 Added 'Message too big' to the list of mail rejection
299 reasons (thanks to Marco Gaiarin).
300
301SC/06 Eximstats V1.48
302 Mainlog lines which have GMT offsets and are too short to
303 have a flag are now skipped.
304
305SC/07 Eximstats V1.49 (Alain Williams)
306 Added the -emptyok flag.
307
308SC/08 Eximstats V1.50
309 Fixes for obtaining the IP address from reject messages.
310
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311JJ/03 exipick.20061117.2, made header handling as similar to exim as possible
312 (added [br]h_ prefixes, implemented RFC2047 decoding. Fixed
313 whitesspace changes from 4.64-PH/27
314
315JJ/04 exipick.20061117.2, fixed format and added $message_headers_raw to
316 match 4.64-PH/13
317
318JJ/05 exipick.20061117.2, bug fixes (error out sooner when invalid criteria
319 are found, allow negative numbers in numeric criteria)
320
321JJ/06 exipick.20061117.2, added new $message_body_missing variable
322
323JJ/07 exipick.20061117.2, added $received_ip_address and $received_port
324 to match changes made in 4.64-PH/43
325
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326PH/46 Applied Jori Hamalainen's patch to add features to exiqsumm.
327
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328PH/47 Put in an explicit test for a DNS lookup of an address record where the
329 "domain" is actually an IP address, and force a failure. This locks out
330 those revolvers/nameservers that support "A-for-A" lookups, in
331 contravention of the specifications.
332
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333PH/48 When a host name was looked up from an IP address, and the subsequent
334 forward lookup of the name timed out, the host name was left in
335 $sender_host_name, contrary to the specification.
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337PH/49 Although default lookup types such as lsearch* or cdb*@ have always been
338 restricted to single-key lookups, Exim was not diagnosing an error if
339 * or *@ was used with a query-style lookup.
340
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341PH/50 Increased the value of DH_BITS in tls-gnu.c from 768 to 1024.
342
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343MH/01 local_scan ABI version incremented to 1.1. It should have been updated
344 long ago, but noone interested enough thought of it. Let's just say that
345 the "1.1" means that there are some new functions that weren't there at
346 some point in the past.
347
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348PH/51 Error processing for expansion failure of helo_data from an smtp
349 transport during callout processing was broken.
350
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351PH/52 Applied John Jetmore's patch to allow tls-on-connect and STARTTLS to be
352 tested/used via the -bh/-bhc/-bs options.
353
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354PH/53 Added missing "#include <time.h>" to pcre/pcretest.c (this was a PCRE
355 bug, fixed in subsequent PCRE releases).
356
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361SC/01 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in eximstats generated
362 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
363
364SC/02 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics in eximstats.
365 Don't display local sender or destination tables in eximstats unless
366 there is data to show.
367 Added average volumes into the eximstats top table text output.
368
369SC/03 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients) as well
370 as the number of messages in eximstats.
371
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372TF/01 Correct an error in the documentation for the redirect router. Exim
373 does (usually) call initgroups() when daemonizing.
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375TF/02 Call initgroups() when dropping privilege in exim.c, so that Exim runs
376 with consistent privilege compared to when running as a daemon.
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378TF/03 Note in the spec that $authenticated_id is not set for local
379 submissions from trusted users.
380
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381TF/04 The ratelimit per_rcpt option now works correctly in acl_not_smtp.
382 Thanks to Dean Brooks <dean@iglou.com> for the patch.
383
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384TF/05 Make it easier to get SMTP authentication and TLS/SSL support working
385 by adding some example configuration directives to the default
386 configuration file. A little bit of work is required to uncomment the
387 directives and define how usernames and passwords are checked, but
388 there is now a framework to start from.
389
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390PH/01 Added #define LDAP_DEPRECATED 1 to ldap.c because some of the "old"
391 functions that Exim currently uses aren't defined in ldap.h for OpenLDAP
392 without this. I don't know how relevant this is to other LDAP libraries.
393
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394PH/02 Add the verb name to the "unknown ACL verb" error.
395
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396PH/03 Magnus Holmgren's patch for filter_prepend_home.
397
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398PH/03 Fixed Bugzilla #101: macro definition between ACLs doesn't work.
399
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400PH/04 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch to fix Bugzilla #98: transport's home
401 directory not expanded when it should be if an expanded home directory
402 was set for the address (which is overridden by the transport).
403
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404PH/05 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch to fix Bugzilla #99: a problem with
405 libradius.
406
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407PH/06 Added acl_not_smtp_start, based on Johannes Berg's patch, and set the
408 bit to forbid control=suppress_local_fixups in the acl_not_smtp ACL,
409 because it is too late at that time, and has no effect.
410
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411PH/07 Changed ${quote_pgsql to quote ' as '' instead of \' because of a
412 security issue with \' (bugzilla #107). I could not use the
413 PQescapeStringConn() function, because it needs a PGconn value as one of
414 its arguments.
415
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416PH/08 When testing addresses using -bt, indicate those final addresses that
417 are duplicates that would not cause an additional delivery. At least one
418 person was confused, thinking that -bt output corresponded to deliveries.
419 (Suppressing duplicates isn't a good idea as you lose the information
420 about possibly different redirections that led to the duplicates.)
421
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422PH/09 Applied patch from Erik to use select() instead of poll() in spam.c on
423 systems where poll() doesn't work, in particular OS X.
424
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425PH/10 Added more information to debugging output for retry time not reached.
426
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427PH/11 Applied patch from Arkadiusz Miskiewicz to apply a timeout to read
428 operations in malware.c.
429
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430PH/12 Applied patch from Magnus Holmgren to include the "h" tag in Domain Keys
431 signatures.
432
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433PH/13 If write_rejectlog was set false when logging was sent to syslog with
434 syslog_duplication set false, log lines that would normally be written
435 both the the main log and to the reject log were not written to syslog at
436 all.
437
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438PH/14 In the default configuration, change the use of "message" in ACL warn
439 statements to "add_header".
440
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441PH/15 Diagnose a filter syntax error for "seen", "unseen", or "noerror" if not
442 not followed by a command (e.g. "seen endif").
443
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444PH/16 Recognize SMTP codes at the start of "message" in ACLs and after :fail:
445 and :defer: in a redirect router. Add forbid_smtp_code to suppress the
446 latter.
447
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449 so that it is now:
450
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451 ${if or { \
452 { !eq{$h_list-id:$h_list-post:$h_list-subscribe:}{} } \
453 { match{$h_precedence:}{(?i)bulk|list|junk} } \
454 { match{$h_auto-submitted:}{(?i)auto-generated|auto-replied} } \
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455 }{no}{yes}}
456
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457 The Auto-Submitted: and various List- headers are standardised, whereas I
458 don't think Precedence: ever was.
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460PH/18 Refactored debugging code in route_finduser() to show more information,
461 in particular, the error code if getpwnam() issues one.
462
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463PH/19 Added PQsetClientEncoding(conn, "SQL_ASCII") to the pgsql code module.
464 This is apparently needed in addition to the PH/07 change above to avoid
465 any possible encoding problems.
466
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467PH/20 Perl can change the locale. Exim was resetting it after a ${perl call,
468 but not after initializing Perl.
469
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470PH/21 Added a call to PQsetNoticeProcessor() to catch pgsql "notices" and
471 output them only if debugging. By default they are written stderr,
472 apparently, which is not desirable.
473
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474PH/22 Added Alain Williams' LDAP patch to support setting REFERRALS=off on
475 queries.
476
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477JJ/01 exipick: added --reverse (and -R synonym), --random, --size, --sort and
478 --not options
479
480JJ/02 exipick: rewrote --help documentation to hopefully make more clear.
481
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482PH/23 Made -oMaa and -oMt work with -bh and -bs to pretend the connection is
483 authenticated or an ident call has been made. Suppress the default
484 values for $authenticated_id and $authenticated_sender (but permit -oMai
485 and -oMas) when testing with -bh.
486
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487PH/24 Re-jigged the order of the tests in the default configuration so that the
488 tests for valid domains and recipients precede the DNS black list and CSA
489 tests, on the grounds that those ones are more expensive.
490
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491PH/25 Exim was not testing for a space following SMTP commands such as EHLO
492 that require one. Thus, EHLORHUBARB was interpreted as a valid command.
493 This bug exists in every version of Exim that I still have, right back to
494 0.12.
495
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496PH/26 (n)wildlsearch lookups are documented as being done case-insensitively.
497 However, an attempt to turn on case-sensitivity in a regex key by
498 including (?-i) didn't work because the subject string was already
499 lowercased, and the effects were non-intuitive. It turns out that a
500 one-line patch can be used to allow (?-i) to work as expected.
501
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503Exim version 4.62
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505
506TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
507 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
508
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509PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
510 patch).
511
afb3eaaf
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512PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
513 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
514 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
515 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
516 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
517 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
518 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
519 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
520 451 error is used.
521
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522PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
523
dd16e114
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524PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
525 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
526 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
527
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528PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
529 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
530 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
531 odd errors.
532
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533PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
534 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
535
7e9f683d
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536PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
537 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
538 option (which defaults to 0600).
539
bfad5236
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540PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
541
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542PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
543 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
544 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
545 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
546 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
547 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
548 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
549
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550PH/10 Added the maildirfolder_create_regex option to appendfile.
551
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553Exim version 4.61
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555
556PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
557 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
558 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
559 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
560 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
561 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
562 addresses as local.
563
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564PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
565 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
566
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567PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
568
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569PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
570 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
571 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
572 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
573 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
574 grumble.
575
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576PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
577 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
578
47ca6d6c
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579PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
580 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
581 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
582 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
583 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
584
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585PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
586 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
587 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
588 127.0.0.2 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
589
eff37e47
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590PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
591 be the same on different OS.
592
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593PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
594 testing.
595
b3f69ca8
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596JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
597 whether --show-vars was specified or not
598
599JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
600 in 4.61-PH/06
601
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602PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
603 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
604 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
605 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
606 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
607 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
608 bounce message.
609
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610PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
611 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
612 when Exim was called.
613
19b9dc85
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614PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
615 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
616
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617PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
618 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
619 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
620 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
621
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622PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
623 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
624 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
625 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
626 changes:
627
628 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
629 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
630 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
631
632 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
633 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
634 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
635
9edc04ce
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636PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
637 feature).
638
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639PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
640 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
641 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
642 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
643 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
644 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
645 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
646 values from the SRV records were lost.
647
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648PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
649 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
650 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
651
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652PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
653 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
654 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
655
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656PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
657 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
658 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
659 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
660 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
661 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
662 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
663 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
664 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
dd16e114 665 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
727071f8 666
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667PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
668 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
669 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
670
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671PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
672 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
673
674PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
675 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
676 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
677 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
678 is given.
679
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680PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
681 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
682 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
683
684PH/24 An host item such as 1.2.3.4/abc was being treated as the IP address
685 1.2.3.4 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
686 PH/23 above applies.
687
9675b384
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688PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
689 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
690 (for which there is an explicit test).
691
6a3f1455
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692PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
693
dac79d3e
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694PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
695 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
696 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
697 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
698 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
1349e1e5 699
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700PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
701 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
702 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
703 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
704
c91535f3
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705PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
706 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
707 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
708
0d46a8c8
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709PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
710
278c6e6c
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711PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
712
2cbb4081
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713PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
714 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
715 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
716
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717PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
718 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
719 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
720 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
721 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
722
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723PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
724 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
725 the message gets confusing).
726
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727PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
728 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
729 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
730 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
731
75e0e026
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732PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
733 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
734 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
735 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
736 same order.
737
738PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
739 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
740 the different processes.
741
145396a6
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742PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
743
3cd34f13
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744PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
745
11121d3d
JJ
746JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
747 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
748
749JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
750 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
751
752JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
753 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
754 messages matching specified criteria.
755
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756PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
757
929ba01c
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758PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
759 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
760
2632889e
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761PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
762 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
763 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
764 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
765 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
766 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
767 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
768 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
769 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
770 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
771
944a9c55
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772PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
773 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
774 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
775
4a23603b
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776PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
777
4730f942
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778PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
779 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
780 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
781 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
782 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
783 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
784 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
785 the variable.
786
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787PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
788 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
789
382afc6b
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790PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
791
a86229cf
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792PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
793
50c99ba6
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794PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
795
d35e429d
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796PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
797 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
798 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
799 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
800 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
801 size of the count of files.
802
f90d018c
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803PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
804
75def545
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805PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
806 used in LMTP mode:
807
808 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
809 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
810 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
811 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
812
813 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
814 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
815 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
816
817PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
818 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
819 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
820 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
821 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
822
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823PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
824 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
825
71fafd95
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826PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
827 will now be deprecated.
828
2c5db4fd
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829PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
830
9cf6b11a
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831JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
832 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
833 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
834
835JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
836 with very large, slow to parse queues
837
838JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
839
840JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
841
898d150f
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842PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
843 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
844 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
845 SMTP output lines.
846
46218253
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847PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
848 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
849 Sieve code now uses this.
850
e97957bc
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851PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
852 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
853
81e509d7
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854PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
855 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
856
3d240ff7
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857PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
858
b37c4101
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859PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
860 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
861 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
862 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
863 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
864
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865PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
866 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
867 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
868 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
869
e49c7bb4
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870PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
871
d114ec46
PH
872PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
873
f3d7df6c
PH
874PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
875 is preferred over IPv4.
876
715ab376
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877PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
878 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
879 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
880 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
881 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
882 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
883 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
884
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885PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
886 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
887 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
888
889PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
890
d515a917
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891PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
892 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
893 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
894 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
895 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
896 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
897 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
898 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
899 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
900 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
901 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
902
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903PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
904 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
905 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
906
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908Exim version 4.60
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910
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911PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
912
913 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
914 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
915
916 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
917 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
918 statements are most likely to be submissions.
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920PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
921
922 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
923 not a single digit.
924
925 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
926 string.
927
928 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
929 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
930 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
931 silly things.
932
933 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
934 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
935
936 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
937 inside the third argument.
cb9328de 938
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939PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
940 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
941 "/bin:/usr/bin".
942
f174f16e
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943PH/04 SUPPORT_TRANSLATE_IP_ADDRESS and MOVE_FROZEN_MESSAGES did not cause
944 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
b2f5a032 945
c25242d7
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946PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
947 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
948
949 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
950
951 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
952 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
953 this:
954
955 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
956
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957PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
958 command, (for example, EHLO [1.2.3.4]) and the client's IP address was
959 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
960 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
961 identical. For example:
962
963 Received: from [1.2.3.4] (helo=[1.2.3.4])
964
965 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
966 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
967 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
968
d7ffbc12
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969PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
970 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
971 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
972 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
973
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974PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
975 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
976 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
977 message.
978
87fcc8b9
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979PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
980
981 o fixes some comments
982 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
983 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
984 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
985 and documents the missing references header update
986
987 and most important:
988
989 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
990 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
991 result)
992
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993PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
994 Electronic Mail") by including:
995
996 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
997
998 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
999 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
1000 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
1001 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
1002 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
1003
1004 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
1005
1006 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
1007
1008 The auto-replied keyword:
1009
1010 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
1011 message by an automatic process,
1012
1013 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
1014
1015 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
1016 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
1017
1018 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
1019 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
1020 other messages.
1021
3e46c1aa
PH
1022PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
1023 to the default Received: header definition.
456682f5 1024
49826d12
PH
1025PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
1026
eba0c039
PH
1027PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
1028 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
1029 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
1030
a0d6ba8a
PH
1031PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
1032 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
1033 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
1034
f0917727
PH
1035PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
1036 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
1037 and treats the condition as false.
1038
096fee00
PH
1039PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
1040
024bd3c2
PH
1041PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
1042 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
1043 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
1044 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
1045 not changing the active code.
1046
1047 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
1048 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
1049
1050 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
1051 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
1052
df199fec
PH
1053PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
1054 (Bugzilla #53).
1055
d27f1df3
PH
1056PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
1057 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
1058 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
1059 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
1060 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
1061 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
1062 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
1063 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
1064 the text comparison.
1065
96776534
PH
1066PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
1067 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
1068 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
1069 The same fix has been applied.
1070
5de37277 1071
9a799bc0
PH
1072Exim version 4.54
1073-----------------
1074
1075PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
1076 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
1077 It now does.
1078
99a4b039
PH
1079PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
1080 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
1081
1082PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
1083
4b233853
PH
1084PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
1085 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
1086 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
1087 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
1088 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
1089
8857ccfd
PH
1090TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
1091 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
1092 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
1093 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
1094 or /domain=).
1095
433a2980
PH
1096PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
1097 testing suite.
1098
3e46c1aa 1099
9a799bc0 1100
e3a311ba
TK
1101Exim version 4.53
1102-----------------
1103
1104TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
1105 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
1106
13b685f9
PH
1107PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
1108
395ff96d
PH
1109PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
1110
5b68f6e4
PH
1111PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
1112 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
1113 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
1114
1ab52c69
PH
1115PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
1116 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
1117 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
1118
b07e6aa3
PH
1119PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
1120 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
1121 operating systems.
1122
254e032f
PH
1123PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
1124 ${stat: expansion item.
1125
3af76a81
PH
1126PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
1127 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
1128
2548ba04
PH
1129PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
1130 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
1131 file for comments.
1132
b6c6011d
PH
1133PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
1134
cf39cf57
PH
1135PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
1136 setting.
1137
f1513293
PH
1138PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
1139 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
1140
727549a4
PH
1141TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
1142
af46795e
PH
1143PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
1144 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
1145 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
1146 the end of the subprocess.
1147
d7b47fd0
PH
1148PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
1149 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
1150 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
1151 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
1152 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
1153
ee744174
JJ
1154JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
1155
b582ab87
PH
1156TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
1157
41a13e0a
PH
1158PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
1159 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
1160
f625cc5a
PH
1161PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
1162
1163PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
1164
21f7af35
PH
1165PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
1166 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
1167 HP-UX compiler.
1168
31480e42
PH
1169PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
1170
2d280592
PH
1171PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
1172 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
1173 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
1174
7cd1141b
PH
1175PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
1176 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
1177
1178PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
1179 host errors such as "Connection refused".
1180
750af86e
PH
1181PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
1182 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
1183
1184 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
1185 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
1186
1187 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
1188 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
1189 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
1190 contributed by a Radius user.
1191
1192PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
1193 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
1194
4304270b
TK
1195TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
1196 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
1197
750af86e
PH
1198PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
1199 available.
1200
64ffc24f
PH
1201PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
1202 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
1203 received.
1204
5dd9625b
PH
1205PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
1206 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
1207 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
1208 header lines when this was not necessary.
1209
5591031b
PH
1210PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
1211
ba18e66a
PH
1212PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
1213 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
1214 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
1215 exists".
1216
9cec981f
PH
1217PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
1218 -bV or -d is used.
1219
aa2b5c79
PH
1220PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
1221 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
1509d3a8
PH
1222 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
1223 return code was incorrect.
aa2b5c79 1224
48a53b7f
PH
1225PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
1226
1c59d63b
PH
1227PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
1228
671012da
TK
1229TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
1230
1509d3a8
PH
1231PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
1232
1233PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
1234 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
1235 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
1236 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
1237 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
1238 settings.
1239
1240PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
1241
2fe1a124
PH
1242PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
1243 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
1244 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
1245 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
1246 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
1247 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
1248 which is clearly wrong.
1249
8800895a
PH
1250PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
1251
ccfdb010
PH
1252PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
1253 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
1254 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
1255 subsequently added.
1256
1130bfb0
PH
1257PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
1258 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
1259
ebcb507f
PH
1260PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
1261
c35e155c
PH
1262PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
1263 the "build-* directories that it finds.
1264
95d1f782
PH
1265PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
1266 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
1267
fd6de02e
PH
1268PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
1269 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
1270
58de37c5
PH
1271PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
1272 recipients, not senders.
1273
261cf466
TF
1274TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
1275 the ratelimit ACL was added.
1276
3ee512ff
PH
1277PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
1278
e08c430f
PH
1279PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
1280
bef5a11f
PH
1281PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
1282 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
1283 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
1284 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
1285
7546de58
TF
1286TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
1287
e5d5a95f
TF
1288TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
1289 clock is set back in time.
1290
2e88a017
TF
1291TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
1292 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
1293
a5f65aa4
TF
1294TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
1295 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
1296
e7726cbf
PH
1297PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
1298 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
1299 (see PH/47 above).
1300
a7fdad5b
TF
1301TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
1302 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
1303 header rewrites.
1304
6af56900
PH
1305PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
1306 type ("H").
1307
0925ede6
PH
1308PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
1309
66afa403
TF
1310TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
1311 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
1312 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
1313
0154e85a
TF
1314TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
1315 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
1316 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
1317 helo verification defer as a failure.
1318
16f12c76
PH
1319PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
1320 actual error message.
1321
bbe902f0 1322
e5a9dba6
PH
1323Exim version 4.52
1324-----------------
1325
1326TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
1327
22c3b60b
PH
1328PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
1329 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
1330 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
1331 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
1332
06a9b4b5
PH
1333TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
1334
c1ac6996
PH
1335PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
1336 can still be requested.
1337
9c7a242c
PH
1338PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
1339 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
1340 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
1341 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
1342
87ba3f5f
PH
1343TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
1344 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
1345 circumstances, but probably never did.
1346
1347PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
1348 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
1349 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
1350 in the header line.
1351
29aba418
TF
1352TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
1353
fe0dab11
TF
1354TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
1355 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
870f6ba8 1356
11d337a4
TK
1357TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
1358
1359TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
1360
415c8f3b
PH
1361PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
1362 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
1363 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
1364 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
1365 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
1366 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
11d337a4 1367
958541e9
PH
1368PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
1369 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
1370 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
1371 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
1372 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
1373 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
1374
c206415f
TK
1375TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
1376 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
1377
2a4be8f9
PH
1378PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
1379 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
1380
1cba11c5
SC
1381SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
1382 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
1383
1384SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
1385
1386SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
1387
1388SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
1389
1390SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
1391
1392SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
1393
1394SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
1395
1005d00e
TK
1396TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
1397
1398TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
1399 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
1400 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
1401
1402TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
1403 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
1404 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
1405 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
1406
9b4768fa
PH
1407PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
1408 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
1409 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
1410
1411PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
1412 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
1413 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
1414 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
1415
0d7eb84a
PH
1416PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
1417 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
1418 to be made).
1419
1420PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
1421 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
1422 should work with maildirs and everything.
1423
40727bee
TK
1424TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
1425 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
1426
554d2369
TF
1427TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
1428 <jgh@wizmail.org>
1429
1f922db1
PH
1430PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
1431 function for BDB 4.3.
1432
ef213c3b
PH
1433PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
1434
8ac170f3
PH
1435PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
1436 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
1437 involved.
1438
b1c749bb
PH
1439PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
1440 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
1441 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
c6c2dc1d
PH
1442 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
1443 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
1444 formatting function string_vformat().
b1c749bb 1445
4aac9b49
PH
1446PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
1447 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
1448 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
1449 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
1450 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
1451 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
1452 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
1453 falls back to the previous guessing code."
1454
294520c8
TK
1455TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
1456 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
1457 details.
1458
5bd022fe
PH
1459PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
1460 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
1461
90e9ce59
PH
1462PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
1463 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
1464 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
1465 test. It is now used for both.
1466
5ea81592
PH
1467PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
1468 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
1469 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
1470 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
1471 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
1472 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
1473
c6c2dc1d
PH
1474PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
1475 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
1476 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
1477 string_vformat().
1478
fffffe4c
PH
1479PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
1480 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
1481 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
ca02eafb 1482
9a26b6b2
PH
1483PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
1484 experimental DomainKeys support:
1485
1486 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
1487 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
1488 the control was given.
1489
1490 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
1491
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1492PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
1493
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1494PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
1495
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1496PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
1497 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
1498 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
1499 db.h files).
1500
ff790e47 1501PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
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1502 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
1503 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
1504 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
1505 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
1506 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
1507 course.
ff790e47 1508
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1509PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
1510 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
1511 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
1512 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
1513 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
1514 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
1515
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1516PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
1517 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
1518 do -d+all out of habit.
1519
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1520PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
1521 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
1522 x86_64 Fedora Core.
1523
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1524PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
1525 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
1526 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
1527 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
1528 record types that Exim uses.
1529
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1530PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
1531 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
1532 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
1533 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
1534 non-existent file that was broken.
1535
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1536TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
1537 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
1538
1539TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
1540 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
1541 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
1542
1543TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
1544
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1545PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
1546 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
1547 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
1548 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
1549 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
1550 same time.
1551
a388bce4
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1552SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
1553 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
1554 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
1555 at a slight CPU cost.
1556
1557SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
1558 as requested by Marc Sherman.
1559
1560SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
1561 by Marc Sherman.
1562
0793e4ed
SC
1563SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
1564
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1565PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
1566 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
1567
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1569Exim version 4.51
1570-----------------
1571
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1572TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
1573 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
1574
2f079f46 1575TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
1a46a8c5
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1576
1577TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
1578
1579PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
1580 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
1581
1582PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
1583 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
1584 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
1585 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
1586 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
1587 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
1588 file.
1589
1590PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
1591 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
1592 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
1593 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
1594 these two options.
1595
1596PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
1597 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
1598 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
1599 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
1600 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
1601 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
1602 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
c2c19e9d 1603 address.
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1604
1605PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
1606 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
1607
1608PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
1609 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
1610 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
1611 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
1612 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
1613 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
1614
1615PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
1616 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
1617 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
1618 SMTP commands that take arguments.
1619
1620PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
1621 Finch).
1622
1623PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
1624 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
8d67ada3 1625
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1626PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
1627 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
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1628 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
1629 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
1630 message.
49c2d5ea 1631
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1632PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
1633
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1634PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
1635 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
1636
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1637PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
1638 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
1639 to what was transported.)
1640
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1641TF/01 Added $received_time.
1642
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1643PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
1644 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
1645 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
1646 spamd_address settings.
1647
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1648PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
1649 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
1650 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
1651 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
1652 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
1653
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1654PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
1655
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1656PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
1657 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
1658 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
1659 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
1660 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
1661
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PH
1662PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
1663 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
1664
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1665PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
1666 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
1667 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
1668 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
1669 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
1670 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
1671 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
1672 for failure.
1673
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1674PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
1675 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
1676 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
1677 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
1678 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
1679 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
1680 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
1681 "input=".
1682
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1683PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
1684
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1685PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
1686 driver and ACL definitions.
1687
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1688PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
1689 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
1690
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PH
1691PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
1692 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
1693 understands it better than I do:
1694
1695 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
1696 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
1697
1698 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
1699 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
1700 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
1701 => three warnings about OTP not working
1702 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
1703
1704 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
1705 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
1706 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
1707 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
1708 for each call.)
1709 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
1710 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
1711
1712 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
1713 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
1714 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
1715
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1716PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
1717 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
1718 specified.
1719
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1720PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
1721 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
1722 "Linux".
1723
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1724PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
1725 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
1726 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
1727
1728 warn !verify = sender
1729 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
1730
1731 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
1732 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
1733
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1734PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
1735
1736 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
1737 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
1738
1739 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
1740 nomenclature these days.)
1741
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1742PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
1743 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
1744
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1745PH/30 In these circumstances:
1746 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
1747 . First host does not offer TLS;
1748 . First host accepts first address;
1749 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
1750 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
1751 . Second host accepts second address.
1752 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
1753 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
1754 address.
7e8bec7a 1755
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PH
1756PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
1757 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
1758 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
1759 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
1760 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
1761
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1762PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
1763 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
1764
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1765PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
1766 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
c688b954 1767
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1768PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
1769 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
1770 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
1771
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1772PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
1773 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
1774 overlooked.
1775
1776PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
1777
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1778PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
1779 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
1780 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
1781 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
1782 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
1783 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
1784 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
1785
1786 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
1787 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
1788 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
1789 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
1790 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
1791
1792 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
1793 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
1794 routed further.
1795
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1796PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
1797 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
1798 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
1799 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
1800 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
1801 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
1802
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1803PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
1804
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1805PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
1806 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
1807 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
1808 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
1809 printable escape sequences.
1810
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1811PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
1812 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
1813 body only.
1814
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1815PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
1816 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
1817 are as follows:
1818
1819 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
1820 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
1821 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
1822 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
1823 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
1824
1825 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
1826 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
1827 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
1828
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1829PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
1830
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1831PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
1832 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
1833 play with."
1834
2e2a30b4
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1835PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
1836 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
1837 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
1838 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
1839 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
1840 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
1841 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
1842 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
1843 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
1844 the log output.
1845
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1846PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
1847 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
1848 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
1849 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
1850 "make".
1851
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1853A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
1854----------------------------------------
1855
1856Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
1857changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
1858needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
1859in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
1860that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
1861release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
1862from 4.43.
1863
1864I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
18654.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
1866those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
1867historical information.
1868
1869
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1871-----------------
1872
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1873 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
1874
139059f6 1875 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 1876 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 1877
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1878 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1879 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1880 place.
1881
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1882 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1883 filter fails to execute.
1884
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1885 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1886 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1887 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1888 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1889 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1890
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1891 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
1892
1893 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1894 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1895 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1896 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
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1898 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1899 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1900 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1901 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1902 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1903
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1904 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
1905
5be20824
PH
190610. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1907
eb2c0248
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190811. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1909 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1910 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1911 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1912
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191312. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1914 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1915 sender verification.
1916
191713. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
1918 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
1919
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192014. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
1921
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192215. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
1923 connection timeout.
1924
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192516. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1926 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1927
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192817. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1929 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1930
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193118. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
1932 information about exactly what failed.
1933
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193419. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
1935
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193620. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
1937 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
1938 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
1939
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194021. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
1941 It is now set to "smtps".
1942
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194322. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1944 ignore_target_hosts.
1945
194623. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
1947 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
1948 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
1949 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
1950 "[x.x.x.x]".
1951
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195224. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
1953 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
1954 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
1955
195625. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
1957 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
1958 wake it up if nothing else does.
1959
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196026. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
1961 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
1962 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
1963 end up negative.
1964
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196527. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
1966 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
1967
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196828. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
1969
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197029. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
1971 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
1972 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
1973 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
1974 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
1975 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
1976 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
1977 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
1978
d8ef3577
PH
197930. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
1980 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
1981 than one IP address.
1982
5cb8cbc6
PH
198331. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
1984 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
1985 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
1986 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
1987
14702f5b
PH
198832. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
1989 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
1990 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
1991 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
1992 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
1993 1024 to 2048 bytes.
1994
063b1e99
PH
199533. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
1996 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
1997 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
1998 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
1999
652e1b65
PH
200034. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
2001 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
2002 respected.
2003
6f0c9a4f
PH
200435. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
2005 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
2006 $sender_host_address.
2007
33397d19
PH
200836. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
2009 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
2010 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
2011 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
2012 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
2013 very small.
2014
7bb56e1f
PH
201537. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
2016
2017 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
2018 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
2019
ea3bc19b
PH
2020 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
2021 just the host names, not the priorities.
2022
2023 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
ff4dbb19
PH
2024 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
2025 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 2026
ea3bc19b 2027 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 2028 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 2029
0bcb2a0e
PH
203038. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
2031 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
2032 domain.
2033
2ac0e484
PH
203439. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
2035
4e1fde53
PH
203640. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
2037 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
2038
de365ded
PH
203941. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
2040 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
2041 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
2042
f05da2e8
PH
204342. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
2044
d6453af2
PH
204543. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
2046
f7b63901
PH
204744. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
2048
204945. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
2050 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
2051 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
2052 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
2053 because the tests only now provoked it.
2054
a444213a
PH
205546. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
2056 (this can affect the format of dates).
2057
0ec020ea
PH
205847. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
2059 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
2060 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
2061 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
2062
b1206957
PH
206348. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
2064
206549. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
2066 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
2067 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
2068 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
2069
26dd5a95
PH
207050. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
2071 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
2072 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
2073
343b2385
PH
207451. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
2075 autoreply.
2076
1c5466b9
PH
207752. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
2078 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
2079 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2080 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2081 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2082 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2083 is going on).
2084
55ee9ee3
PH
208553. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
2086 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
2087 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
2088 the line.
2089
d38f8232
PH
209054. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
2091 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
2092 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
2093
2094 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
2095 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
2096 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
2097 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
2098 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
2099 so I produce this patch..."
2100
3295e65b
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2101 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
2102 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
2103 is not defined.
2104
7102e136
PH
210555. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2106 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
b975ba52
PH
2107 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2108 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 2109 CAN-2005-0021
7102e136 2110
3ca0ba97
PH
211156. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
2112
c2bcbe20
PH
211357. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
2114 long debug lines gets shown.
2115
18ce445d
PH
211658. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
2117 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
2118
1f5b4c3d
PH
211959. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
2120
2121 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
2122 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
2123 of $primary_hostname.
2124
b975ba52
PH
212560. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2126 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2127 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2128 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
85b87bc2
PH
2129 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2130 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2131 by change 4.50/55 above.
2132
2133 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2134 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2135 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2136 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2137 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2138 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 2139 CAN-2005-0021
85b87bc2
PH
2140
214161. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2142 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2143 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 2144 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 2145
17ffcae7
PH
214662. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
2147 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
2148
d95f9fdb
PH
214963. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2150 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2151 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2152 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2153 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
2154
86b8287f
PH
215564. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
2156 This has been fixed.
2157
60dc5e56
PH
215865. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2159 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2160 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2161 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2162 the caching.)
2163
533244af
PH
216466. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
2165
a5a28604
PH
216667. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
2167 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
2168 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
2169 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
2170
7e634d24
PH
217168. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
2172 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
2173
3e11c26b
PH
217469. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
2175 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
2176 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
2177
6729cf78
PH
217870. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
2179 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
2180 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
2181 message there.
2182
00f00ca5
PH
218371. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
2184 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
2185 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
2186
c9bdd01c
PH
218772. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
2188 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
2189 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
2190 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
2191
d43194df
PH
219273. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
2193 during host lookups.
2194
fe5b5d0b
PH
219574. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
2196 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
2197
2198 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
2199
76a2d7ba
PH
220075. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
2201 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
2202 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
2203 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
2204 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
2205 background.
2206
220776. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
2208 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
2209
04f7d5b9
PH
221077. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
2211 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
2212 for the non-SMTP ACL.
2213
bc60667e
PH
221478. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
2215
bb6e88ff
PH
221679. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
2217 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
2218 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
2219 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
2220 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
2221 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
2222 process earlier.
2223
1e70f85b
PH
222480. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
2225 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
2226 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
2227 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
2228 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
2229
223081. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
2231 tables).
2232
4e01f9d6
PH
223382. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
2234
1ee1cef2
PH
223583. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
2236 "vacation" handling.
2237
6e2b4ccc
PH
223884. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
2239 OS variants using glibc.
2240
8e669ac1
PH
224185. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
2242
495ae4b0 2243
bbe902f0
PH
2244----------------------------------------------------
2245See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
2246----------------------------------------------------
2247
2248
2249Exim version 4.44
2250-----------------
2251
2252 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
2253 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
2254 transport
2255
2256 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
2257 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
2258 place.
2259
2260 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
2261 filter fails to execute.
2262
2263 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
2264 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
2265 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
2266 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
2267 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
2268
2269 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
2270 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
2271 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
2272 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
2273
2274 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
2275 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
2276 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
2277 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
2278 control that does not make sense is encountered.
2279
2280 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
2281
2282 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
2283 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
2284 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
2285 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
2286
2287 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
2288 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
2289 sender verification.
2290
229110. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
2292 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
2293
229411. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
2295 the spool by the -Mrm option.
2296
229712. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
2298 ignore_target_hosts.
2299
230013. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
2301 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
2302 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
2303 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
2304 "[x.x.x.x]".
2305
230614. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
2307 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
2308 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
2309
231015. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
2311 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
2312 wake it up if nothing else does.
2313
231416. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
2315 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
2316 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
2317 end up negative.
2318
231917. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
2320 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
2321
ea3a6f44 232218. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
bbe902f0
PH
2323
232419. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
2325 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
2326 empty pattern.
2327
232820. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
2329 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
2330 one IP address.
2331
ea3a6f44
NM
233221. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
2333 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
2334 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
2335 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
2336 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
2337 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 2338
ea3a6f44
NM
233922. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
2340 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
2341 respected.
bbe902f0
PH
2342
234323. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
2344 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
2345 $sender_host_address.
2346
234724. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
2348
ea3a6f44
NM
234925. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
2350 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
2351 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
bbe902f0
PH
2352
235326. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 2354 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 2355
ea3a6f44
NM
235627. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
2357 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 2358
ea3a6f44
NM
235928. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
2360 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
2361 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
2362 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
bbe902f0
PH
2363
236429. eximstats updated to version 1.35
2365 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
2366 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
2367
ea3a6f44
NM
236830. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
2369 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
2370 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
2371 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 2372
ea3a6f44
NM
237331. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
2374 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
2375 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 2376
ea3a6f44
NM
237731. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
2378 autoreply.
bbe902f0 2379
ea3a6f44
NM
238032. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
2381 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
2382 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2383 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2384 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2385 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2386 is going on).
bbe902f0 2387
ea3a6f44
NM
238833. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2389 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
2390 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2391 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
bbe902f0
PH
2392 CAN-2005-0021
2393
ea3a6f44
NM
239434. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2395 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2396 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2397 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
2398 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2399 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2400 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
2401
2402 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2403 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2404 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2405 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2406 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2407 running as the user.
bbe902f0
PH
2408 CAN-2005-0021
2409
ea3a6f44
NM
241035. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2411 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2412 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
bbe902f0
PH
2413 CAN-2005-0022
2414
ea3a6f44
NM
241536. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2416 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2417 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2418 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2419 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 2420
ea3a6f44
NM
242137. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2422 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2423 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2424 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2425 the caching.)
bbe902f0 2426
ea3a6f44
NM
242738. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
2428 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
2429 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
2430 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
2431 because the tests only now provoked it.
bbe902f0
PH
2432
2433
495ae4b0
PH
2434Exim version 4.43
2435-----------------
2436
2437 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
2438 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
2439 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
2440 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
2441 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
2442 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
2443 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
2444
2445 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
2446 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
2447 the delivery.
2448
2449 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
2450
2451 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
2452
2453 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
2454 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
2455 to local_scan().
2456
2457 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
2458 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
2459 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
2460 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
2461 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
2462
2463 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
2464 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
2465
2466 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
2467
2468 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
2469
247010. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
2471 header_sender only.
2472
247311. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
2474 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
2475
247612. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
2477 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
2478 affecting debugging statements).
2479
248013. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
2481
248214. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
2483 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
2484 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
2485 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
2486 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
2487 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
2488 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
2489 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
2490 after the received time, and all would be well.
2491
249215. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
2493 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
2494 condition in an expansion string.
2495
249616. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
2497
249817. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
2499 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
2500 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
2501 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
2502 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
2503 job under whatever limits there are.
2504
250518. Imported PCRE 5.0.
2506
250719. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
2508 space).
2509
251020. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
2511 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
2512 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
2513 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
2514 return path is set.
2515
251621. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
2517 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
2518 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
2519 binary data in such strings.
2520
252122. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
2522
252323. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
2524 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
2525 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
2526 failure, which is pointless.
2527
252824. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
2529
253025. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
2531
253226. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
2533 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
2534 Sender: header lines.
2535
253627. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
2537 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
2538 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
2539
254028. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
2541 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
2542 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
2543 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
2544 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
2545 happens.
2546
254729. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
2548 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
2549 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
2550 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
2551 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
2552
255330. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
2554 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
2555 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
2556 1024.
2557
255831. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
2559 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
2560
256132. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
2562 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
2563
256433. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
2565
256632. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
2567
256833. Added an ACL for QUIT.
2569
257034. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
2571 syntax error.
2572
257335. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
2574
257536. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
2576
257737. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
2578 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
2579 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
2580 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
2581
258238. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
2583 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
2584
2585
2586Exim version 4.42
2587-----------------
2588
2589 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
2590 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
2591 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
2592 it was not quoted.
2593 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
2594 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
2595 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
2596 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
2597 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
2598 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
2599
2600 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
2601 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
2602 verification failure".
2603
2604 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
2605 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
2606 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
2607 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
2608
2609 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
2610 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
2611 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
2612 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
2613 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
2614 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
2615 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
2616 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
2617 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
2618 treated as a timeout.
2619
2620 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
2621 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
2622 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
2623 not set for Exim filters).
2624
2625 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
2626 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
2627 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
2628
2629 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
2630
2631 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
2632 try to make them clearer.
2633
2634 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
2635 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
2636
2637 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
2638
2639 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
2640
264110. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
2642 only the Cygwin environment.
2643
264411. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
2645 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
2646 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
2647 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
2648 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
2649
265012. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
2651 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
2652 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
2653 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
2654 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
2655 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
2656 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
2657
265813. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
2659 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
2660
266114. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
2662
2663 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
2664 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
2665 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
2666
2667 To: susanne@some.where
2668
2669 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
2670 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
2671 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
2672 of addresses in From: header lines).
2673
2674 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
2675 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
2676 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
2677
2678 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
2679 treated as non-personal.
2680
2681 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
2682 because it now seems ill-conceived.
2683
268415. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
2685
268616. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
2687
268817. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
2689 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
2690 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
2691
269218. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
2693 ACL and the local_scan() function.
2694
269519. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
2696 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
2697 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
2698 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
2699 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
2700 (I found it when inspecting the code).
2701
270220. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
2703 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
2704 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
2705 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
2706 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
2707 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
2708 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
2709 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
2710
2711 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
2712
271321. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
2714 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
2715
271622. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
2717 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
2718 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
2719
272023. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
2721 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
2722
272324. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
2724 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
2725 rather than long int.
2726
272725. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2728
272926. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
2730
2731
2732Exim version 4.41
2733-----------------
2734
2735 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
2736 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
2737 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
2738 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
2739 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
2740 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
2741
2742
2743Exim version 4.40
2744-----------------
2745
2746 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
2747 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
2748
2749 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
2750 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
2751 socklen_t is defined.
2752
2753 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
2754 always exist.
2755
2756 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
2757 configured.
2758
2759 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
2760 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
2761 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
2762 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
2763 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
2764
2765 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
2766 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
2767 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
2768 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
2769
2770 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
2771 of flapping under certain conditions.
2772
2773 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
2774 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
2775 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
2776
2777 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
2778
277910. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
2780
278111. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
2782 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
2783 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
2784 the duration of the SMTP connection.
2785
278612. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
2787 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
2788 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
2789 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
2790 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
2791 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
2792 preserved with the message after it was received.
2793
279413. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
2795 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
2796 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
2797 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
2798 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
2799 test suite worked just fine.
2800
280114. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
2802 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
2803 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
2804
280515. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
2806 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
2807 string.
2808
280916. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
2810 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
2811 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
2812 does not fully solve it.
2813
281417. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
2815 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
2816 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
2817 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
2818 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
2819
282018. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
2821 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
2822 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
2823
282419. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
2825 string, for example:
2826
2827 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
2828
2829 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
2830 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
2831 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
2832 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
2833 the routers could not see them.
2834
283520. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
2836 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
2837
283821. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
2839 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
2840 output).
2841
284222. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
2843 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
2844 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
2845 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
2846 that needed quoting.
2847
284823. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
2849 was not being matched caselessly.
2850
285124. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
2852 backslashes.
2853
285425. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
2855 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
2856 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
2857 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
2858 when use_sender is false.
2859
286026. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
2861
286227. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
2863
286428. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
2865
286629. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
2867 the configuration file.
2868
286930. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
2870 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
2871
287231. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
2873
287432. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
2875 bytes in the message body.
2876
287733. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
2878 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
2879 delivery.
2880
288134. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
2882
288335. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
2884
288536. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
2886 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
2887 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
2888 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
2889 another IP address.
2890
2891
2892Exim version 4.34
2893-----------------
2894
2895 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
2896 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
2897
2898 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
2899 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
2900 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
2901 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
2902 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
2903
2904 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
2905 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
2906
2907 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
2908 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
2909 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
2910
2911 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
2912 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
2913 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
2914
2915 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
2916 for routers.
2917
2918 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
2919 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
2920 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
2921 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
2922 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
2923 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
2924 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
2925
2926
2927Exim version 4.33
2928-----------------
2929
2930 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
2931 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
2932 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
2933 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
2934 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
2935 default (and expected) setting.
2936
2937 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
2938 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
2939 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
2940 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
2941
2942 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
2943 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
2944
2945 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
2946 in domain lists.
2947
2948 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
2949 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
2950 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
2951 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
2952 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
2953 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
2954
2955 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
2956 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
2957 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
2958
2959 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
2960 part (NOT match_host).
2961
2962 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
2963
2964 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
2965 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
2966 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
2967 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
2968 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
2969 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
2970 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
2971 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
2972 the same named file.
2973
297410. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
2975 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
2976 when Exim is built.
2977
297811. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
2979 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
2980 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
2981 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
2982 a host name.
2983
298412. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
2985 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
2986 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
2987
298813. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
2989
299014. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
2991
299215. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
2993
299416. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
2995 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
2996
299717. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
2998 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
2999 before starting the TLS session.
3000
300118. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
3002
300319. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
3004 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
3005
300620. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
3007 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
3008 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
3009 colon in the middle).
3010
3011
3012Exim version 4.32
3013-----------------
3014
3015 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
3016 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
3017 multiple configurations are in use.
3018
3019 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
3020 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
3021 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
3022 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
3023 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
3024 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
3025
3026 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
3027 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
3028
3029 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
3030 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
3031 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
3032
3033 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
3034 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
3035 occurs.
3036
3037 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
3038 that used bh_ and bheader_.
3039
3040 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
3041
3042 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
3043 allowing one more file than it should have been.
3044
3045 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
3046
3047 -prval:sval
3048
3049 is equivalent to
3050
3051 -oMr rval -oMs sval
3052
3053 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
3054 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
3055 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
3056 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
3057 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
3058
305910. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
3060 Exim's behaviour:
3061
3062 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
3063 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
3064 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
3065 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
3066 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
3067 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
3068
3069 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
3070 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
3071 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
3072 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
3073 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
3074 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
3075 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
3076 string.
3077
3078 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
3079 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
3080 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
3081 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
3082 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
3083
308411. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
3085
308612. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
3087 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
3088 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
3089
309013. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
3091
309214. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
3093 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
3094 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
3095 information.
3096
309715. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
3098 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
3099
310016. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
3101 Three changes have been made:
3102
3103 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
3104 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
3105 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
3106 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
3107 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
3108
3109 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
3110 been restored.
3111
3112 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
3113 the modified behaviour.
3114
3115
3116Exim version 4.31
3117-----------------
3118
3119 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
3120 Larry Rosenman.
3121
3122 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
3123 indeed breaks things for older releases.
3124
3125 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
3126 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
3127 try to track down a specific problem.
3128
3129 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
3130 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
3131 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
3132
3133 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
3134 warning.
3135
3136 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
3137 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
3138 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
3139 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
3140 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
3141 some earlier ones do not.
3142
3143 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
3144
3145 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
3146 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
3147 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
3148 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
3149 address literals are enabled, of course).
3150
3151 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
3152
315310. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
3154 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
3155 by a command such as
3156
3157 exim -f "" ...
3158
3159 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
3160
316111. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
3162
316312. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
3164 remained set. It is now erased.
3165
316613. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
3167 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
3168
316914. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
3170 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
3171 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
3172 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
3173 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
3174 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
3175 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
3176 appropriate error code.
3177
317815. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
3179 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
3180 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
3181 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
3182 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
3183 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
3184
318516. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
3186 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
3187 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
3188
318917. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
3190 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
3191 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
3192 terminate the header.
3193
319418. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
3195 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
3196 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
3197
319819. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
3199 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
3200 (4.30/29). In particular:
3201
3202 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
3203 imposed.
3204
3205 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
3206 to write a maildirsize file.
3207
3208 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
3209 the transport, the new value overrides.
3210
3211 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
3212 count.
3213
321420. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
3215 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
3216 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
3217 space or a tab.
3218
321921. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
3220 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
3221 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
3222 the fallback hosts.
3223
322422. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
3225 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
3226 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
3227
322823. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
3229 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
3230 using a union.
3231
323224. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
3233 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
3234 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
3235
323625. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
3237
323826. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
3239
324027. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
3241
324228. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
3243 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
3244 become corrupted.
3245
324629. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
3247 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
3248 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
3249 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
3250 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
3251 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
3252 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
3253 too great.
3254
325530. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
3256 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
3257 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
3258 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
3259 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
3260 incorrectly.
3261
326231. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
3263 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
3264 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
3265 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
3266 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
3267 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
3268 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
3269 cached value only when the same options are set.
3270
327132. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
3272
327333. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
3274 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
3275 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
3276 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
3277 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
3278
327934: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
3280 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
3281 it is clearly obsolete.
3282
328335. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
3284 transport.
3285
328636. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
3287 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
3288 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
3289 times.
3290
329137. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
3292 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
3293 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
3294 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
3295 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
3296
329738. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
3298 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
3299 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
3300 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
3301
330239. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
3303
3304 CFLAGS=-O -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
3305
3306 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
3307 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
3308 2^31.
3309
331040. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
3311 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
3312 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
3313 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
3314 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
3315 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
3316 $localpart_data.
3317
331841. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
3319 with the -f command-line option.
3320
332142. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
3322 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
3323 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
3324 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
3325 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
3326 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
3327
332843. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
3329 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
3330 line.
3331
333244. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
3333 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
3334 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
3335 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
3336 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
3337 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
3338 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
3339 buffer is too small.
3340
334145. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
3342 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
3343
334446. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
3345 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
3346 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
3347 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
3348 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
3349 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
3350 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
3351 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
3352 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
3353
335447. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
3355 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
3356 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
3357
335848. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
3359 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
3360 ACL").
3361
336249. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
3363 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
3364 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
3365 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
3366 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
3367
336850. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
3369 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
3370 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
3371 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
3372 is set.
3373
337451. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
3375
337652. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
3377
337853. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
3379 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
3380
338154. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
3382 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
3383 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
3384
338555. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
3386 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
3387 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
3388 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
3389 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
3390
339156. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
3392 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
3393 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
3394 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
3395 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
3396 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
3397 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
3398
339957. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
3400 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
3401 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
3402 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
3403 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
3404 the test of how many are available.
3405
340658. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
3407 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
3408 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
3409 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
3410 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
3411 new message is started.
3412
341359. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
3414 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
3415
341660. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
3417 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
3418
341961. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
3420 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
3421 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
3422 is no long logged.
3423
342462. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
3425 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
3426 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
3427 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
3428 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
3429 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
3430 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
3431
343263. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
3433 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
3434 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
3435 interpreted as octal.
3436
343764. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
3438 setting.
3439
344065. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
3441 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
3442 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
3443 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
3444 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
3445 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
3446
344766. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
3448 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
3449 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
3450 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
3451
3452 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
3453 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
3454 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
3455 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
3456
3457 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
3458 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
3459 is a bug fix.
3460
3461 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
3462 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
3463
346467. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
3465
346668. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
3467 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
3468 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
3469 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
3470
347169. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
3472 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
3473 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
3474 supplied", which is not helpful.
3475
347670. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
3477 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
3478 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
3479
348071. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
3481 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
3482 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
3483 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
3484 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
3485 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
3486 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
3487 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
3488
348972. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
3490 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
3491 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
3492 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
3493 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
3494
349573. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
3496 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
3497 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
3498 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
3499 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
3500 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
3501
350274. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
3503 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
3504 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
3505
350675. Added write_rejectlog option.
3507
350876. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
3509 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
3510 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
3511 variables.
3512
351377. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
3514
351578. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
3516 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
3517 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
3518 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
3519 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
3520 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
3521 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
3522 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
3523
352479. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
3525 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
3526 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
3527 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
3528 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
3529
353080. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
3531 Haardt.
3532
353381. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
3534 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
3535 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
3536 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
3537 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
3538 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
3539 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
3540 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
3541 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
3542
3543
3544Exim version 4.30
3545-----------------
3546
3547 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
3548 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
3549 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
3550
3551 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
3552 fixed.
3553
3554 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
3555 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
3556 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
3557
3558 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
3559 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
3560 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
3561 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
3562 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
3563 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
3564
3565 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
3566 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
3567 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
3568 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
3569 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
3570 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
3571 the Exim test suite.
3572
3573 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
3574 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
3575 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
3576 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
3577
3578 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
3579 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
3580 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
3581 specify it in this variable.
3582
3583 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
3584 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
3585 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
3586 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
3587
3588 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
3589 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
3590 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
3591 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
3592
3593 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
3594 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
3595 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
3596 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
3597 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.