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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
7Exim version 4.44
10 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
139059f6 12 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 13 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 14
15 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
16 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
17 place.
19 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
20 filter fails to execute.
22 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
23 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
24 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
25 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
26 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
28 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
30 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
31 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
32 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
33 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
35edf2ff 34
35 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
36 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
37 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
38 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
39 control that does not make sense is encountered.
41 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
4310. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
4511. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
46 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
47 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
48 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
5012. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
51 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
52 sender verification.
5413. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
55 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
5714. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
5915. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
60 connection timeout.
6216. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
63 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
6517. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
66 the spool by the -Mrm option.
6818. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
69 information about exactly what failed.
7119. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
7320. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
74 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
75 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
7721. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
78 It is now set to "smtps".
8022. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
81 ignore_target_hosts.
8323. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
84 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
85 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
86 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
87 "[x.x.x.x]".
8924. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
90 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
91 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
9325. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
94 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
95 wake it up if nothing else does.
9726. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
98 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
99 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
100 end up negative.
10227. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
103 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
10528. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
10729. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
108 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
109 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
110 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
111 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
112 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
113 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
114 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
11630. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
117 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
118 than one IP address.
12031. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
121 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
122 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
123 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
12532. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
126 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
127 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
128 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
129 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
130 1024 to 2048 bytes.
13233. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
133 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
134 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
135 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
13734. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
138 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
139 respected.
14135. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
142 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
143 $sender_host_address.
14536. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
146 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
147 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
148 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
149 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
150 very small.
15237. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
154 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
155 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
157 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
158 just the host names, not the priorities.
160 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
161 looked up.
ea3bc19b 163 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 164 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 165
16638. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
167 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
168 domain.
17039. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
17240. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
173 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
17541. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
176 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
177 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
180Exim version 4.43
183 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
184 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
185 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
186 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
187 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
188 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
189 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
191 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
192 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
193 the delivery.
195 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
197 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
199 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
200 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
201 to local_scan().
203 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
204 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
205 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
206 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
207 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
209 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
210 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
212 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
214 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
21610. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
217 header_sender only.
21911. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
220 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
22212. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
223 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
224 affecting debugging statements).
22613. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
22814. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
229 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
230 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
231 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
232 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
233 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
234 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
235 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
236 after the received time, and all would be well.
23815. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
239 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
240 condition in an expansion string.
24216. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
24417. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
245 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
246 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
247 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
248 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
249 job under whatever limits there are.
25118. Imported PCRE 5.0.
25319. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
254 space).
25620. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
257 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
258 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
259 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
260 return path is set.
26221. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
263 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
264 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
265 binary data in such strings.
26722. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
26923. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
270 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
271 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
272 failure, which is pointless.
27424. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
27625. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
27826. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
279 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
280 Sender: header lines.
28227. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
283 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
284 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
28628. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
287 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
288 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
289 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
290 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
291 happens.
29329. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
294 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
295 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
296 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
297 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
29930. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
300 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
301 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
302 1024.
30431. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
305 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
30732. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
308 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
31033. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
31232. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
31433. Added an ACL for QUIT.
31634. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
317 syntax error.
31935. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
32136. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
32337. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
324 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
325 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
326 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
32838. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
329 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
332Exim version 4.42
335 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
336 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
337 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
338 it was not quoted.
339 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
340 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
341 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
342 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
343 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
344 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
346 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
347 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
348 verification failure".
350 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
351 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
352 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
353 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
355 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
356 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
357 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
358 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
359 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
360 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
361 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
362 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
363 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
364 treated as a timeout.
366 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
367 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
368 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
369 not set for Exim filters).
371 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
372 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
373 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
375 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
377 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
378 try to make them clearer.
380 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
381 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
383 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
385 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
38710. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
388 only the Cygwin environment.
39011. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
391 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
392 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
393 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
394 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
39612. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
397 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
398 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
399 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
400 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
401 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
402 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
40413. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
405 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
40714. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
409 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
410 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
411 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
413 To: susanne@some.where
415 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
416 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
417 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
418 of addresses in From: header lines).
420 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
421 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
422 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
424 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
425 treated as non-personal.
427 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
428 because it now seems ill-conceived.
43015. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
43216. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
43417. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
435 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
436 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
43818. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
439 ACL and the local_scan() function.
44119. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
442 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
443 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
444 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
445 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
446 (I found it when inspecting the code).
44820. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
449 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
450 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
451 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
452 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
453 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
454 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
455 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
457 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
45921. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
460 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
46222. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
463 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
464 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
46623. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
467 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
46924. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
470 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
471 rather than long int.
47325. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
47526. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
478Exim version 4.41
481 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
482 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
483 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
484 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
485 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
486 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
489Exim version 4.40
492 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
493 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
495 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
496 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
497 socklen_t is defined.
499 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
500 always exist.
502 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
503 configured.
505 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
506 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
507 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
508 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
509 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
511 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
512 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
513 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
514 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
516 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
517 of flapping under certain conditions.
519 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
520 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
521 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
523 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
52510. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
52711. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
528 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
529 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
530 the duration of the SMTP connection.
53212. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
533 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
534 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
535 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
536 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
537 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
538 preserved with the message after it was received.
54013. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
541 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
542 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
543 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
544 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
545 test suite worked just fine.
54714. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
548 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
549 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
55115. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
552 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
553 string.
55516. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
556 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
557 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
558 does not fully solve it.
56017. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
561 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
562 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
563 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
564 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
56618. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
567 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
568 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
57019. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
571 string, for example:
573 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
575 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
576 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
577 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
578 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
579 the routers could not see them.
58120. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
582 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
58421. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
585 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
586 output).
58822. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
589 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
590 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
591 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
592 that needed quoting.
59423. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
595 was not being matched caselessly.
59724. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
598 backslashes.
60025. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
601 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
602 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
603 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
604 when use_sender is false.
60626. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
60827. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
61028. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
61229. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
613 the configuration file.
61530. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
616 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
61831. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
62032. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
621 bytes in the message body.
62333. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
624 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
625 delivery.
62734. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
62935. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
63136. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
632 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
633 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
634 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
635 another IP address.
638Exim version 4.34
641 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
642 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
644 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
645 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
646 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
647 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
648 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
650 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
651 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
653 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
654 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
655 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
657 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
658 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
659 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
661 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
662 for routers.
664 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
665 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
666 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
667 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
668 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
669 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
670 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
673Exim version 4.33
676 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
677 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
678 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
679 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
680 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
681 default (and expected) setting.
683 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
684 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
685 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
686 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
688 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
689 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
691 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
692 in domain lists.
694 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
695 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
696 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
697 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
698 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
699 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
701 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
702 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
703 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
705 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
706 part (NOT match_host).
708 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
710 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
711 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
712 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
713 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
714 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
715 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
716 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
717 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
718 the same named file.
72010. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
721 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
722 when Exim is built.
72411. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
725 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
726 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
727 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
728 a host name.
73012. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
731 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
732 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
73413. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
73614. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
73815. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
74016. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
741 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
74317. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
744 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
745 before starting the TLS session.
74718. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
74919. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
750 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
75220. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
753 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
754 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
755 colon in the middle).
758Exim version 4.32
761 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
762 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
763 multiple configurations are in use.
765 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
766 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
767 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
768 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
769 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
770 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
772 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
773 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
775 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
776 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
777 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
779 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
780 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
781 occurs.
783 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
784 that used bh_ and bheader_.
786 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
788 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
789 allowing one more file than it should have been.
791 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
793 -prval:sval
795 is equivalent to
797 -oMr rval -oMs sval
799 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
800 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
801 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
802 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
803 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
80510. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
806 Exim's behaviour:
808 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
809 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
810 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
811 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
812 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
813 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
815 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
816 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
817 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
818 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
819 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
820 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
821 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
822 string.
824 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
825 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
826 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
827 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
828 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
83011. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
83212. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
833 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
834 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
83613. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
83814. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
839 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
840 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
841 information.
84315. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
844 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
84616. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
847 Three changes have been made:
849 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
850 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
851 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
852 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
853 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
855 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
856 been restored.
858 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
859 the modified behaviour.
862Exim version 4.31
865 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
866 Larry Rosenman.
868 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
869 indeed breaks things for older releases.
871 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
872 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
873 try to track down a specific problem.
875 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
876 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
877 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
879 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
880 warning.
882 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
883 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
884 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
885 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
886 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
887 some earlier ones do not.
889 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
891 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
892 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
893 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
894 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
895 address literals are enabled, of course).
897 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
89910. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
900 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
901 by a command such as
903 exim -f "" ...
905 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
90711. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
90912. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
910 remained set. It is now erased.
91213. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
913 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
91514. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
916 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
917 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
918 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
919 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
920 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
921 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
922 appropriate error code.
92415. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
925 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
926 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
927 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
928 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
929 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
93116. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
932 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
933 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
93517. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
936 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
937 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
938 terminate the header.
94018. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
941 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
942 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
94419. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
945 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
946 (4.30/29). In particular:
948 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
949 imposed.
951 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
952 to write a maildirsize file.
954 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
955 the transport, the new value overrides.
957 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
958 count.
96020. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
961 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
962 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
963 space or a tab.
96521. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
966 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
967 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
968 the fallback hosts.
97022. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
971 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
972 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
97423. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
975 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
976 using a union.
97824. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
979 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
980 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
98225. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
98426. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
98627. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
98828. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
989 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
990 become corrupted.
99229. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
993 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
994 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
995 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
996 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
997 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
998 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
999 too great.
100130. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
1002 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
1003 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
1004 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
1005 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
1006 incorrectly.
100831. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
1009 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
1010 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
1011 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
1012 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
1013 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
1014 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
1015 cached value only when the same options are set.
101732. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
101933. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
1020 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
1021 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
1022 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
1023 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
102534: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
1026 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
1027 it is clearly obsolete.
102935. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
1030 transport.
103236. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
1033 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
1034 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
1035 times.
103737. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
1038 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
1039 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
1040 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
1041 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
104338. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
1044 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
1045 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
1046 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
104839. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
1052 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
1053 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
1054 2^31.
105640. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
1057 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
1058 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
1059 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
1060 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
1061 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
1062 $localpart_data.
106441. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
1065 with the -f command-line option.
106742. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
1068 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
1069 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
1070 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
1071 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
1072 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
107443. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
1075 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
1076 line.
107844. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
1079 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
1080 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
1081 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
1082 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
1083 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
1084 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
1085 buffer is too small.
108745. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
1088 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
109046. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
1091 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
1092 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
1093 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
1094 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
1095 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
1096 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
1097 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
1098 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
110047. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
1101 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
1102 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
110448. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
1105 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
1106 ACL").
110849. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
1109 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
1110 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
1111 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
1112 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
111450. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
1115 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
1116 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
1117 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
1118 is set.
112051. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
112252. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
112453. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
1125 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
112754. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
1128 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
1129 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
113155. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
1132 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
1133 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
1134 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
1135 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
113756. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
1138 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
1139 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
1140 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
1141 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
1142 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
1143 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
114557. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
1146 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
1147 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
1148 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
1149 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
1150 the test of how many are available.
115258. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
1153 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
1154 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
1155 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
1156 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
1157 new message is started.
115959. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
1160 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
116260. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
1163 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
116561. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
1166 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
1167 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
1168 is no long logged.
117062. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
1171 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
1172 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
1173 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
1174 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
1175 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
1176 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
117863. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
1179 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
1180 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
1181 interpreted as octal.
118364. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
1184 setting.
118665. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
1187 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
1188 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
1189 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
1190 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
1191 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
119366. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
1194 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
1195 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
1196 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
1198 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
1199 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
1200 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
1201 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
1203 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
1204 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
1205 is a bug fix.
1207 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
1208 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
121067. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
121268. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
1213 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
1214 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
1215 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
121769. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
1218 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
1219 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
1220 supplied", which is not helpful.
122270. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
1223 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
1224 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
122671. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
1227 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
1228 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
1229 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
1230 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
1231 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
1232 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
1233 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
123572. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
1236 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
1237 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
1238 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
1239 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
124173. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
1242 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
1243 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
1244 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
1245 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
1246 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
124874. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
1249 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
1250 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
125275. Added write_rejectlog option.
125476. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
1255 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
1256 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
1257 variables.
125977. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
126178. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
1262 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
1263 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
1264 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
1265 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
1266 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
1267 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
1268 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
127079. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
1271 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
1272 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
1273 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
1274 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
127680. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
1277 Haardt.
127981. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
1280 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
1281 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
1282 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
1283 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
1284 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
1285 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
1286 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
1287 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
1290Exim version 4.30
1293 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
1294 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
1295 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
1297 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
1298 fixed.
1300 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
1301 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
1302 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
1304 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
1305 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
1306 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
1307 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
1308 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
1309 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
1311 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
1312 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
1313 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
1314 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
1315 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
1316 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
1317 the Exim test suite.
1319 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
1320 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
1321 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
1322 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
1324 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
1325 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
1326 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
1327 specify it in this variable.
1329 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
1330 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
1331 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
1332 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
1334 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
1335 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
1336 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
1337 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
1339 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
1340 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
1341 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
1342 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
1343 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
1345 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
134710. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
1348 they are logged.
135011. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
1351 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
1352 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
1353 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
1354 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
135612. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
1357 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
135913. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
1360 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
1361 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
1362 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
1363 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
136514. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
1366 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
136815. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
1369 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
1370 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
137216. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
1373 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
137517. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
1376 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
137818. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
1379 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
1380 to get rid of the compiler warning.
138219. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
1383 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
138520. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
1386 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
1387 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
1388 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
139021. Added the -t option to exigrep.
139222. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
1393 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
1394 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
1395 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
139723. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
139924. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
1400 line; previously there was no indication of these.
140225. Added .include_if_exists.
140426. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
1405 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
1406 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
1407 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
1408 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
1409 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
141127. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
141328. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
1414 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
1415 this.
141729. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
141930. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
1420 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
1422 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
1423 550 Sender verify failed
1425 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
1426 the final line of the response.
142831. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
1429 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
1430 all other user lookups.
143232. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at
1433 delivery time.
143533. Exim was neglecting to zero errno before one call of strtol() when
1436 expanding a string and expecting an integer value. On some systems this
1437 resulted in spurious "integer overflow" errors. Also, it was casting the
1438 result into an int without checking.
144034. Testing for a connection timeout using "timeout_connect" in the retry rules
1441 did not work. The code looks as if it has *never* worked, though it appears
1442 to have been documented since at least releast 1.62. I have made it work.
144435. The "timeout_DNS" error in retry rules, also documented since at least
1445 1.62, also never worked. As it isn't clear exactly what this means, and
1446 clearly it isn't a major issue, I have abolished the feature by treating it
1447 as "timeout", and writing a warning to the main and panic logs.
144936. The display of retry rules for -brt wasn't always showing the error code
1450 correctly.
145237. Added new error conditions to retry rules: timeout_A, timeout_MX,
1453 timeout_connect_A, timeout_connect_MX.
145538. Rewriting the envelope sender at SMTP time did not allow it to be rewritten
1456 to the empty sender.
145839. The daemon was not analysing the content of -oX till after it had closed
1459 stderr and disconnected from the controlling terminal. This meant that any
1460 syntax errors were only noted on the panic log, and the return code from
1461 the command was 0. By re-arranging the code a little, I've made the
1462 decoding happen first, so such errors now appear on stderr, and the return
1463 code is 1. However, the actual setting up of the sockets still happens in
1464 the disconnected process, so errors there are still only recorded on the
1465 panic log.
146740. A daemon listener on a wildcard IPv6 socket that also accepts IPv4
1468 connections (as happens on some IP stacks) was logged at start up time as
1469 just listening for IPv6. It now logs "IPv6 with IPv4". This differentiates
1470 it from "IPv6 and IPv4", which means that two separate sockets are being
1471 used.
147341. The debug output for gethostbyname2() or getipnodebyname() failures now
1474 says whether AF_INET or AF_INET6 was passed as an argument.
147642. Exiwhat output was messed up when time zones were included in log
1477 timestamps.
147943. Exiwhat now gives more information about the daemon's listening ports,
1480 and whether -tls-on-connect was used.
148244. The "port" option of the smtp transport is now expanded.
148445. A "message" modifier in a "warn" statement in a non-message ACL was being
1485 silently ignored. Now an error message is written to the main and panic
1486 logs.
148846. There's a new ACL modifier called "logwrite" which writes to a log file
1489 as soon as it is encountered.
149147. Added $local_user_uid and $local_user_gid at routing time.
149348. Exim crashed when trying to verify a sender address that was being
1494 rewritten to "<>".
149649. Exim was recognizing only a space character after ".include". It now also
1497 recognizes a tab character.
149950. Fixed several bugs in the Perl script that creates the exim.8 man page by
1500 extracting the relevant information from the specification. The man page no
1501 longer contains scrambled data for the -d option, and I've added a section
1502 at the front about calling Exim under different names.
150451. Added "extra_headers" argument to the "mail" command in filter files.
150652. Redirecting mail to an unqualified address in a Sieve filter caused Exim to
1507 crash.
150953. Installed eximstats 1.29.
151154. Added transport_filter_timeout as a generic transport option.
151355. Exim no longer adds an empty Bcc: header to messages that have no To: or
1514 Cc: header lines. This was required by RFC 822, but it not required by RFC
1515 2822.
151756. Exim used to add From:, Date:, and Message-Id: header lines to any
1518 incoming messages that did not have them. Now it does so only if the
1519 message originates locally, that is, if there is no associated remote host
1520 address. When Resent- header lines are present, this applies to the Resent-
1521 lines rather than the non-Resent- lines.
152357. Drop incoming SMTP connection after too many syntax or protocol errors. The
1524 limit is controlled by smtp_max_synprot_errors, defaulting to 3.
152658. Messages for configuration errors now include the name of the main
1527 configuration file - useful now that there may be more than one file in a
1528 list (.included file names were always shown).
153059. Change 4.21/82 (run initgroups() when starting the daemon) causes problems
1531 for those rare installations that do not start the daemon as root or run it
1532 setuid root. I've cut out the call to initgroups() if the daemon is not
1533 root at that time.
153560. The Exim user and group can now be bound into the binary as text strings
1536 that are looked up at the start of Exim's processing.
153861. Applied a small patch for the Interbase code, supplied by Ard Biesheuvel.
154062. Added $mailstore_basename variable.
154263. Installed patch to sieve.c from Michael Haardt.
154464. When Exim failed to open the panic log after failing to open the main log,
1545 the original message it was trying to log was written to stderr and debug
1546 output, but if they were not available (the usual case in production), it
1547 was lost. Now it is written to syslog before the two lines that record the
1548 failures to open the logs.
155065. Users' Exim filters run in subprocesses under the user's uid. It is
1551 possible for a "deliver" command or an alias in a "personal" command to
1552 provoke an address rewrite. If logging of address rewriting is configured,
1553 this fails because the process is not running as root or exim. There may be
1554 a better way of dealing with this, but for the moment (because 4.30 needs
1555 to be released), I have disabled address rewrite logging when running a
1556 filter in a non-root, non-exim process.
1559Exim version 4.24
1562 1. The buildconfig auxiliary program wasn't quoting the value set for
1563 HEADERS_CHARSET. This caused a compilation error complaining that 'ISO' was
1564 not defined. This bug was masked in 4.22 by the effect that was fixed in
1565 change 4.23/1.
1567 2. Some messages that were rejected after a message id was allocated were
1568 shown as "incomplete" by exigrep. It no longer does this for messages that
1569 are rejected by local_scan() or the DATA or non-SMTP ACLs.
1571 3. If a Message-ID: header used a domain literal in the ID, and Exim did not
1572 have allow_domain_literals set, the ID did not get logged in the <= line.
1573 Domain literals are now always recognized in Message-ID: header lines.
1575 4. The first argument for a ${extract expansion item is the key name or field
1576 number. Leading and trailing spaces in this item were not being ignored,
1577 causing some misleading effects.
1579 5. When deliver_drop_privilege was set, single queue runner processes started
1580 manually (i.e. by the command "exim -q") or by the daemon (which uses the
1581 same command in the process it spins off) were not dropping privilege.
1583 6. When the daemon running as "exim" started a queue runner, it always
1584 re-executed Exim in the spun-off process. This is a waste of effort when
1585 deliver_drop_privilege is set. The new process now just calls the
1586 queue-runner function directly.
1589Exim version 4.23
1592 1. Typo in the src/EDITME file: it referred to HEADERS_DECODE_TO instead of
1595 2. Change 4.21/73 introduced a bug. The pid file path set by -oP was being
1596 ignored. Though the use of -oP was forcing the writing of a pid file, it
1597 was always written to the default place.
1599 3. If the message "no IP address found for host xxxx" is generated during
1600 incoming verification, it is now followed by identification of the incoming
1601 connection (so you can more easily find what provoked it).
1603 4. Bug fix for Sieve filters: "stop" inside a block was not working properly.
1605 5. Added some features to "harden" Exim a bit more against certain attacks:
1607 (a) There is now a build-time option called FIXED_NEVER_USERS that can
1608 be put in Local/Makefile. This is like the never_users runtime option,
1609 but it cannot be overridden. The default setting is "root".
1611 (b) If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX is defined in Local/Makefile, it specifies a
1612 prefix string with which any file named in a -C command line option
1613 must start.
1615 (c) If ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY is defined in Local/Makefile, root privilege
1616 is retained for -C and -D only if the caller of Exim is root. Without
1617 it, the exim user may also use -C and -D and retain privilege.
1619 (d) If DISABLE_D_OPTION is defined in Local/Makefile, the use of the -D
1620 command line option is disabled.
1622 6. Macro names set by the -D option must start with an upper case letter, just
1623 like macro names defined in the configuration file.
1625 7. Added "dereference=" facility to LDAP.
1627 8. Two instances of the typo "uknown" in the source files are fixed.
1629 9. If a PERL_COMMAND setting in Local/Makefile was not at the start of a line,
1630 the Configure-Makefile script screwed up while processing it.
163210. Incorporated PCRE 4.4.
163411. The SMTP synchronization check was not operating right at the start of an
1635 SMTP session. For example, it could not catch a HELO sent before the client
1636 waited for the greeting. There is now a check for outstanding input at the
1637 point when the greeting is written. Because of the duplex, asynchronous
1638 nature of TCP/IP, it cannot be perfect - the incorrect input may be on its
1639 way, but not yet received, when the check is performed.
164112. Added tcp_nodelay to make it possible to turn of the setting of TCP_NODELAY
1642 on TCP/IP sockets, because this apparently causes some broken clients to
1643 timeout.
164513. Installed revised OS/Makefile-CYGWIN and OS/os.c-cygwin (the .h file was
1646 unchanged) from the Cygwin maintainer.
164814. The code for -bV that shows what is in the binary showed "mbx" when maildir
1649 was supported instead of testing for mbx. Effectively a typo.
165115. The spa authenticator server code was not checking that the input it
1652 received was valid base64.
165416. The debug output line for the "set" modifier in ACLs was not showing the
1655 name of the variable that was being set.
165717. Code tidy: the variable type "vtype_string" was never used. Removed it.
165918. Previously, a reference to $sender_host_name did not cause a DNS reverse
1660 lookup on its own. Something else was needed to trigger the lookup. For
1661 example, a match in host_lookup or the need for a host name in a host list.
1662 Now, if $sender_host_name is referenced and the host name has not yet been
1663 looked up, a lookup is performed. If the lookup fails, the variable remains
1664 empty, and $host_lookup_failed is set to "1".
166619. Added "eqi" as a case-independent comparison operator.
166820. The saslauthd authentication condition could segfault if neither service
1669 nor realm was specified.
167121. If an overflowing value such as "2048M" was set for message_size_limit, the
1672 error message that was logged was misleading, and incoming SMTP
1673 connections were dropped. The message is now more accurate, and temporary
1674 errors are given to SMTP connections.
167622. In some error situations (such as 21 above) Exim rejects all SMTP commands
1677 (except RSET) with a 421 error, until QUIT is received. However, it was
1678 failing to send a response to QUIT.
168023. The HELO ACL was being run before the code for helo_try_verify_hosts,
1681 which made it impossible to use "verify = helo" in the HELO ACL. The HELO
1682 ACL is now run after the helo_try_verify_hosts code.
168424. "{MD5}" and "{SHA1}" are now recognized as equivalent to "{md5"} and
1685 "{sha1}" in the "crypteq" expansion condition (in fact the comparison is
1686 case-independent, so other case variants are also recognized). Apparently
1687 some systems use these upper case variants.
168925. If more than two messages were waiting for the same host, and a transport
1690 filter was specified for the transport, Exim sent two messages over the
1691 same TCP/IP connection, and then failed with "socket operation on non-
1692 socket" when it tried to send the third.
169426. Added Exim::debug_write and Exim::log_write for embedded Perl use.
169627. The extern definition of crypt16() in expand.c was not being excluded when
1697 the OS had its own crypt16() function.
169928. Added bounce_return_body as a new option, and bounce_return_size_limit
1700 as a preferred synonym for return_size_limit, both as an option and as an
1701 expansion variable.
170329. Added LIBS=-liconv to OS/Makefile-OSF1.
170530. Changed the default configuration ACL to relax the local part checking rule
1706 for addresses that are not in any local domains. For these addresses,
1707 slashes and pipe symbols are allowed within local parts, but the sequence
1708 /../ is explicitly forbidden.
171031. SPA server authentication was not clearing the challenge buffer before
1711 using it.
171332. log_message in a "warn" ACL statement was writing to the reject log as
1714 well as to the main log, which contradicts the documentation and doesn't
1715 seem right (because no rejection is happening). So I have stopped it.
171733. Added Ard Biesheuvel's lookup code for accessing an Interbase database.
1718 However, I am unable to do any testing of this.
172034. Fixed an infelicity in the appendfile transport. When checking directories
1721 for a mailbox, to see if any needed to be created, it was accidentally
1722 using path names with one or more superfluous leading slashes; tracing
1723 would show up entries such as stat("///home/ph10", 0xFFBEEA48).
172535. If log_message is set on a "discard" verb in a MAIL or RCPT ACL, its
1726 contents are added to the log line that is written for every discarded
1727 recipient. (Previously a log_message setting was ignored.)
172936. The ${quote: operator now quotes the string if it is empty.
173137. The install script runs exim in order to find its version number. If for
1732 some reason other than non-existence or emptiness, which it checks, it
1733 could not run './exim', it was installing it with an empty version number,
1734 i.e. as "exim-". This error state is now caught, and the installation is
1735 aborted.
173738. An argument was missing from the function that creates an error message
1738 when Exim fails to connect to the socket for saslauthd authentication.
1739 This could cause Exim to crash, or give a corrupted message.
174139. Added isip, isip4, and isip6 to ${if conditions.
174340. The ACL variables $acl_xx are now saved with the message, and can be
1744 accessed later in routers, transports, and filters.
174641. The new lookup type nwildlsearch is like wildlsearch, except that the key
1747 strings in the file are not string-expanded.
174942. If a MAIL command specified a SIZE value that was too large to fit into an
1750 int variable, the check against message_size_limit failed. Such values are
1751 now forced to INT_MAX, which is around 2Gb for a 32-bit variable. Maybe one
1752 day this will have to be increased, but I don't think I want to be around
1753 when emails are that large.
1757Exim version 4.22
1760 1. Removed HAVE_ICONV=yes from OS/Makefile-FreeBSD, since it seems that
1761 iconv() is not standard in FreeBSD.
1763 2. Change 4.21/17 was buggy and could cause stack overwriting on a system with
1764 IPv6 enabled. The observed symptom was a segmentation fault on return from
1765 the function os_common_find_running_interfaces() in src/os.c.
1767 3. In the check_special_case() function in daemon.c I had used "errno" as an
1768 argument name, which causes warnings on some systems. This was basically a
1769 typo, since it was named "eno" in the comments!
1771 4. The code that waits for the clock to tick (at a resolution of some fraction
1772 of a second) so as to ensure message-id uniqueness was always waiting for
1773 at least one whole tick, when it could have waited for less. [This is
1774 almost certainly not relevant at current processor speeds, where it is
1775 unlikely to ever wait at all. But we try to future-proof.]
1777 5. The function that sleeps for a time interval that includes fractions of a
1778 second contained a race. It did not block SIGALRM between setting the
1779 timer, and suspending (a couple of lines later). If the interval was short
1780 and the sigsuspend() was delayed until after it had expired, the suspension
1781 never ended. On busy systems this could lead to processes getting stuck for
1782 ever.
1784 6. Some uncommon configurations may cause a lookup to happen in a queue runner
1785 process, before it forks any delivery processes. The open lookup caching
1786 mechanism meant that the open file or database connection was passed into
1787 the delivery process. The problem was that delivery processes always tidy
1788 up cached lookup data. This could cause a problem for the next delivery
1789 process started by the queue runner, because the external queue runner
1790 process does not know about the closure. So the next delivery process
1791 still has data in the lookup cache. In the case of a file lookup, there was
1792 no problem because closing a file descriptor in a subprocess doesn't affect
1793 the parent. However, if the lookup was caching a connection to a database,
1794 the connection was closed, and the second delivery process was likely to
1795 see errors such as "PGSQL: query failed: server closed the connection
1796 unexpectedly". The problem has been fixed by closing all cached lookups
1797 in a queue runner before running a delivery process.
1799 7. Compiler warning on Linux for the second argument of iconv(), which doesn't
1800 seem to have the "const" qualifier which it has on other OS. I've
1801 parameterised it.
1803 8. Change 4.21/2 was too strict. It is only if there are two authenticators
1804 *of the same type* (client or server) with the same public name that an
1805 error should be diagnosed.
1807 9. When Exim looked up a host name for an IP address, but failed to find the
1808 original IP address when looking up the host name (a safety check), it
1809 output the message "<ip address> does not match any IP for NULL", which was
1810 confusing, to say the least. The bug was that the host name should have
1811 appeared instead of "NULL".
181310. Since release 3.03, if Exim is called by a uid other than root or the Exim
1814 user that is built into the binary, and the -C or -D options is used, root
1815 privilege is dropped before the configuration file is read. In addition,
1816 logging is switched to stderr instead of the normal log files. If the
1817 configuration then re-defines the Exim user, the unprivileged environment
1818 is probably not what is expected, so Exim logs a panic warning message (but
1819 proceeds).
1821 However, if deliver_drop_privilege is set, the unprivileged state may well
1822 be exactly what is intended, so the warning has been cut out in that case,
1823 and Exim is allowed to try to write to its normal log files.
1826Exim version 4.21
1829 1. smtp_return_error_details was not giving details for temporary sender
1830 or receiver verification errors.
1832 2. Diagnose a configuration error if two authenticators have the same public
1833 name.
1835 3. Exim used not to create the message log file for a message until the first
1836 delivery attempt. This could be confusing when incoming messages were held
1837 for policy or load reasons. The message log file is now created at the time
1838 the message is received, and an initial "Received" line is written to it.
1840 4. The automatically generated man page for command line options had a minor
1841 bug that caused no ill effects; however, a more serious problem was that
1842 the procedure for building the man page automatically didn't always
1843 operate. Consequently, release 4.20 contains an out-of-date version. This
1844 shouldn't happen again.
1846 5. When building Exim with embedded Perl support, the script that builds the
1847 Makefile was calling 'perl' to find its compile-time parameters, ignoring
1848 any setting of PERL_COMMAND in Local/Makefile. This is now fixed.
1850 6. The freeze_tell option was not being used for messages that were frozen on
1851 arrival, either by an ACL or by local_scan().
1853 7. Added the smtp_incomplete_transaction log selector.
1855 8. After STARTTLS, Exim was not forgetting that it had advertised AUTH, so it
1856 was accepting AUTH without a new EHLO.
1858 9. Added tls_remember_esmtp to cope with YAEB. This allows AUTH and other
1859 ESMTP extensions after STARTTLS without a new EHLO, in contravention of the
1860 RFC.
186210. Logging of TCP/IP connections (when configured) now happens in the main
1863 daemon process instead of the child process, so that the TCP/IP connection
1864 count is more accurate (but it can never be perfect).
186611. The use of "drop" in a nested ACL was not being handled correctly in the
1867 outer ACL. Now, if condition failure induced by the nested "drop" causes
1868 the outer ACL verb to deny access ("accept" or "discard" after "endpass",
1869 or "require"), the connection is dropped.
187112. Similarly, "discard" in a nested ACL wasn't being handled. A nested ACL
1872 that yield "discard" can now be used with an "accept" or a "discard" verb,
1873 but an error is generated for any others (because I can't see a useful way
1874 to define what should happen).
187613. When an ACL is read dynamically from a file (or anywhere else), the lines
1877 are now processed in the same way as lines in the Exim configuration file.
1878 In particular, continuation lines are supported.
188014. Added the "dnslists = a.b.c!=n.n.n.n" feature.
188215. Added -ti meaning -t -i.
188416. Check for letters, digits, hyphens, and dots in the names of dnslist
1885 domains, and warn by logging if others are found.
188717. At least on BSD, alignment is not guarenteed for the array of ifreq's
1888 returned from GIFCONF when Exim is trying to find the list of interfaces on
1889 a host. The code in os.c has been modified to copy each ifreq to an aligned
1890 structure in all cases.
1892 Also, in some cases, the returned ifreq's were being copied to a 'struct
1893 ifreq' on the stack, which was subsequently passed to host_ntoa(). That
1894 means the last couple of bytes of an IPv6 address could be chopped if the
1895 ifreq contained only a normal sockaddr (14 bytes storage).
189718. Named domain lists were not supported in the hosts_treat_as_local option.
1898 An entry such as +xxxx was not recognized, and was treated as a literal
1899 domain name.
190119. Ensure that header lines added by a DATA ACL are included in the reject log
1902 if the ACL subsequently rejects the message.
190420. Upgrade the cramtest.pl utility script to use Digest::MD5 instead of just
1905 MD5 (which is deprecated).
190721. When testing a filter file using -bf, Exim was writing a message when it
1908 took the sender from a "From " line in the message, but it was not doing so
1909 when it took $return_path from a Return-Path: header line. It now does.
191122. If the contents of a "message" modifier for a "warn" ACL verb do not begin
1912 with a valid header line field name (a series of printing characters
1913 terminated by a colon, Exim now inserts X-ACL-Warn: at the beginning.
191523. Changed "disc" in the source to "disk" to conform to the documentation and
1916 the book and for uniformity.
191824. Ignore Sendmail's -Ooption=value command line item.
192025. When execve() failed while trying to run a command in a pipe transport,
1921 Exim was returning EX_UNAVAILBLE (69) from the subprocess. However, this
1922 could be confused with a return value of 69 from the command itself. This
1923 has been changed to 127, the value the shell returns if it is asked to run
1924 a non-existent command. The wording for the related log line suggests a
1925 non-existent command as the problem.
192726. If received_header_text expands to an empty string, do not add a Received:
1928 header line to the message. (Well, it adds a token one on the spool, but
1929 marks it "old" so that it doesn't get used or transmitted.)
193127. Installed eximstats 1.28 (addition of -nt option).
193328. There was no check for failure on the call to getsockname() in the daemon
1934 code. This can fail if there is a shortage of resources on the system, with
1935 ENOMEM, for example. A temporary error is now given on failure.
193729. Contrary to the C standard, it seems that in some environments, the
1938 equivalent of setlocale(LC_ALL, "C") is not obeyed at the start of a C
1939 program. Exim now does this explicitly; it affects the formatting of
1940 timestamps using strftime().
194230. If exiqsumm was given junk data, it threw up some uninitialized variable
1943 complaints. I've now initialized all the variables, to avoid this.
194532. Header lines added by a system filter were not being "seen" during
1946 transport-time rewrites.
194833. The info_callback() function passed to OpenSSL is set up with type void
1949 (*)(SSL *, int, int), as described somewhere. However, when calling the
1950 function (actually a macro) that sets it up, the type void(*)() is
1951 expected. I've put in a cast to prevent warnings from picky compilers.
195334. If a DNS black list lookup found a CNAME record, but there were no A
1954 records associated with the domain it pointed at, Exim crashed.
195635. If a DNS black list lookup returned more than one A record, Exim ignored
1957 all but the first. It now scans all returned addresses if a particular IP
1958 value is being sought. In this situation, the contents of the
1959 $dnslist_value variable are a list of all the addresses, separated by a
1960 comma and a space.
196236. Tightened up the rules for host name lookups using reverse DNS. Exim used
1963 to accept a host name and all its aliases if the forward lookup for any of
1964 them yielded the IP address of the incoming connection. Now it accepts only
1965 those names whose forward lookup yields the correct IP address. Any other
1966 names are discarded. This closes a loophole whereby a rogue DNS
1967 administrator could create reverse DNS records to break through a
1968 wildcarded host restriction in an ACL.
197037. If a user filter or a system filter that ran in a subprocess used any of
1971 the numerical variables ($1, $2 etc), or $thisaddress, in a pipe command,
1972 the wrong values were passed to the pipe command ($thisaddress had the
1973 value of $0, $0 had the value of $1, etc). This bug was introduced by
1974 change 4.11/101, and not discovered because I wrote an inadequate test. :-(
197638. Improved the line breaking for long SMTP error messages from ACLs.
1977 Previously, if there was no break point between 40 and 75 characters, Exim
1978 left the rest of the message alone. Two changes have been made: (a) I've
1979 reduced the minimum length to 35 characters; (b) if it can't find a break
1980 point between 35 and 75 characters, it looks ahead and uses the first one
1981 that it finds. This may give the occasional overlong line, but at least the
1982 remaining text gets split now.
198439. Change 82 of 4.11 was unimaginative. It assumed the limit on the number of
1985 file descriptors might be low, and that setting 1000 would always raise it.
1986 It turns out that in some environments, the limit is already over 1000 and
1987 that lowering it causes trouble. So now Exim takes care not to decrease it.
198940. When delivering a message, the value of $return_path is set to $sender_
1990 address at the start of routing (routers may change the value). By an
1991 oversight, this default was not being set up when an address was tested by
1992 -bt or -bv, which affected the outcome if any router or filter referred to
1993 $return_path.
199541. The idea of the "warn" ACL verb is that it adds a header or writes to the
1996 log only when "message" or "log_message" are set. However, if one of the
1997 conditions was an address verification, or a call to a nested ACL, the
1998 messages generated by the underlying test were being passed through. This
1999 no longer happens. The underlying message is available in $acl_verify_
2000 message for both "message" and "log_message" expansions, so it can be
2001 passed through if needed.
200342. Added RFC 2047 interpretation of header lines for $h_ expansions, with a
2004 new expansion $bh_ to give the encoded byte string without charset
2005 translation. Translation happens only if iconv() is available; HAVE_ICONV
2006 indicates this at build time. HEADERS_CHARSET gives the charset to
2007 translate to; headers_charset can change it in the configuration, and
2008 "headers charset" can change it in an individual filter file.
201043. Now that we have a default RFC 2047 charset (see above), the code in Exim
2011 that creates RFC 2047 encoded "words" labels them as that charset instead
2012 of always using iso-8859-1. The cases are (i) the explicit ${rfc2047:
2013 expansion operator; (ii) when Exim creates a From: line for a local
2014 message; (iii) when a header line is rewritten to include a "phrase" part.
201644. Nasty bug in exiqsumm: the regex to skip already-delivered addresses was
2017 buggy, causing it to skip the first lines of messages whose message ID
2018 ended in 'D'. This would not have bitten before Exim release 4.14, because
2019 message IDs were unlikely to end in 'D' before then. The effect was to have
2020 incorrect size information for certain domains.
202245. #include "config.h" was missing at the start of the crypt16.c module. This
2023 caused trouble on Tru64 (aka OSF1) systems, because HAVE_CRYPT16 was not
2024 noticed.
202646. If there was a timeout during a "random" callout check, Exim treated it as
2027 a failure of the random address, and carried on sending RSET and the real
2028 address. If the delay was just some slowness somewhere, the response to the
2029 original RCPT would be taken as a response to RSET and so on, causing
2030 mayhem of various kinds.
203247. Change 50 for 4.20 was a heap of junk. I don't know what I was thinking
2033 when I implemented it. It didn't allow for the fact that some option values
2034 may legitimatetly be negative (e.g. size_addition), and it didn't even do
2035 the right test for positive values.
203748. Domain names in DNS records are case-independent. Exim always looks them up
2038 in lower case. Some resolvers return domain names in exactly the case they
2039 appear in the zone file, that is, they may contain uppercase letters. Not
2040 all resolvers do this - some return always lower case. Exim was treating a
2041 change of case by a resolver as a change of domain, similar to a widening
2042 of a domain abbreviation. This triggered its re-routing code and so it was
2043 trying to route what was effectively the same domain again. This normally
2044 caused routing to fail (because the router wouldn't handle the domain
2045 twice). Now Exim checks for this case specially, and just changes the
2046 casing of the domain that it ultimately uses when it transmits the message
2047 envelope.
204949. Added Sieve (RFC 3028) support, courtesy of Michael Haardt's contributed
2050 module.
205250. If a filter generated a file delivery with a non-absolute name (possible if
2053 no home directory exists for the router), the forbid_file option was not
2054 forbidding it.
205651. Added '&' feature to dnslists, to provide bit mask matching in addition to
2057 the existing equality matching.
205952. Exim was using ints instead of ino_t variables in some places where it was
2060 dealing with inode numbers.
206253. If TMPDIR is defined in Local/Makefile (default in src/EDITME is
2063 TMPDIR="/tmp"), Exim checks for the presence of an environment variable
2064 called TMPDIR, and if it finds it is different, it changes its value.
206654. The smtp_printf() function is now made available to local_scan() so
2067 additional output lines can be written before returning. There is also an
2068 smtp_fflush() function to enable the detection of a dropped connection.
2069 The variables smtp_input and smtp_batched_input are exported to
2070 local_scan().
207255. Changed the default runtime configuration: the message "Unknown user"
2073 has been removed from the ACL, and instead placed on the localuser router,
2074 using the cannot_route_message feature. This means that any verification
2075 failures that generate their own messages won't get overridden. Similarly,
2076 the "Unrouteable address" message that was in the ACL for unverifiable
2077 relay addresses has also been removed.
207956. Added hosts_avoid_esmtp to the smtp transport.
208157. The exicyclog script was not checking for the esoteric option
2082 CONFIGURE_FILE_USE_EUID in the Local/Makefile. It now does this, but it
2083 will work only if exicyclog is run under the appropriate euid.
208558. Following a discussion on the list, the rules by which Exim recognises line
2086 endings on incoming messages have been changed. The -dropcr and drop_cr
2087 options are now no-ops, retained only for backwards compatibility. The
2088 following line terminators are recognized: LF CRLF CR. However, special
2089 processing applies to CR:
2091 (i) The sequence CR . CR does *not* terminate an incoming SMTP message,
2092 nor a local message in the state where . is a terminator.
2094 (ii) If a bare CR is encountered in a header line, an extra space is added
2095 after the line terminator so as not to end the header. The reasoning
2096 behind this is that bare CRs in header lines are most likely either
2097 to be mistakes, or people trying to play silly games.
209959. The size of a message, as listed by "-bp" or in the Exim monitor window,
2100 was being incorrectly given as 18 bytes larger than it should have been.
2101 This is a VOB (very old bug).
210360. This may never have affected anything current, but just in case it has:
2104 When the local host is found other than at the start of a list of hosts,
2105 the local host, those with the same MX, and any that follow, are discarded.
2106 When the list in question was part of a longer list of hosts, the following
2107 hosts (not currently being processed) were also being discarded. This no
2108 longer happens. I'm not sure if this situation could ever has previously
2109 arisen.
211161. Added the "/MX" feature to lists of hosts in the manualroute and query
2112 program routers.
211462. Whenever Exim generates a new message, it now adds an Auto-Submitted:
2115 header. This is something that is recommended in a new Internet Draft, and
2116 is something that is documented as being done by Sendmail. There are two
2117 possible values. For messages generated by the autoreply transport, Exim
2118 adds:
2120 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
2122 whereas for all other generated messages (e.g. bounces) it adds
2124 Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
212663. The "personal" condition in filters now includes a test for the
2127 Auto-Submitted: header. If it contains the string "auto-" the message it
2128 not considered personal.
213064. Added rcpt_include_affixes as a generic transport option.
213265. Added queue_only_override (default true).
213466. Added the syslog_duplication option.
213667. If what should have been the first header line of a message consisted of
2137 a space followed by a colon, Exim was mis-interpreting it as a header line.
2138 It isn't of course - it is syntactically invalid and should therefore be
2139 treated as the start of the message body. The misbehaviour could have
2140 caused a number of strange effects, including loss of data in subsequent
2141 header lines, and spool format errors.
214368. Formerly, the AUTH parameter on a MAIL command was trusted only if the
2144 client host had authenticated. This control can now be exercised by an ACL
2145 for more flexibility.
214769. By default, callouts do not happen when testing with -bh. There is now a
2148 variant, -bhc, which does actually run the callout code, including
2149 consulting and updating the callout cache.
215170. Added support for saslauthd authentication, courtesy of Alexander
2152 Sabourenkov.
215471. If statvfs() failed on the spool or log directories while checking their
2155 size for availability, Exim confusingly gave the error "space shortage".
2156 Furthermore, in debugging mode it crashed with a floating point exception.
2157 These checks are done if check_{spool,log}_{space,inodes} are set, and when
2158 an SMTP message arrives with SIZE= on the MAIL command. As this is a really
2159 serious problem, Exim now writes to the main and panic logs when this
2160 happens, with details of the failure. It then refuses to accept the
2161 incoming message, giving the message "spool directory problem" or "log
2162 directory problem" with a 421 code for SMTP messages.
216472. When Exim is about to re-exec itself, it ensures that the file descriptors
2165 0, 1, and 2 exist, because some OS complain for execs without them (see
2166 ChangeLog 4.05/30). If necessary, Exim opens /dev/null to use for these
2167 descriptors. However, the code omitted to check that the open succeeded,
2168 causing mysterious errors if for some reason the permissions on /dev/null
2169 got screwed. Now Exim writes a message to the main and panic logs, and
2170 bombs out if it can't open /dev/null.
217273. Re-vamped the way daemon_smtp_port, local_interfaces, and -oX work and
2173 interact so that it is all more flexible. It is supposed to remain
2174 backwards compatible. Also added extra_local_interfaces.
217674. Invalid data sent to a SPA (NTLM) server authenticator could cause the code
2177 to bomb out with an assertion failure - to the client this appears as a
2178 connection drop. This problem occurs in the part of the code that was taken
2179 from the Samba project. Fortunately, the assertion is in a very simple
2180 function, so I have fixed this by reproducing the function inline in the
2181 one place where it is called, and arranging for authentication to fail
2182 instead of killing the process with assert().
218475. The SPA client code was not working when the server requested OEM rather
2185 than Unicode encoding.
218776. Added code to make require_files with a specific uid setting more usable in
2188 the case where statting the file as root fails - usually a non-root-mounted
2189 NFS file system. When this happens and the failure is EACCES, Exim now
2190 forks a subprocess and does the per-uid checking as the relevant uid.
219277. Added process_log_path.
219478. If log_file_path was not explicitly set, a setting of check_log_space or
2195 check_log_inodes was ignored.
219779. If a space check for the spool or log partitions fails, the incident is now
2198 logged. Of course, in the latter case the data may get lost...
220080. Added the %p formatting code to string_format() so that it can be used to
2201 print addresses in debug_print(). Adjusted all the address printing in the
2202 debugging in store.c to use %p rather than %d.
220481. There was a concern that a line of code in smtp_in.c could overflow a
2205 buffer if a HELO/EHLO command was given followed by 500 or so spaces. As
2206 initially expressed, the concern was not well-founded, because trailing
2207 spaces are removed early. However, if the trailing spaces were followed by
2208 a NULL, they did not get removed, so the overflow was possible. Two fixes
2209 were applied:
2211 (a) I re-wrote the offending code in a cleaner fashion.
2212 (b) If an incoming SMTP command contains a NULL character, it is rejected
2213 as invalid.
221582. When Exim changes uid/gid to the Exim user at daemon start time, it now
2216 runs initgroups(), so that if the Exim user is in any additional groups,
2217 they will be used during message reception.
2220Exim version 4.20
2223The change log for 4.20 and earlier releases has been archived.