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Bug 13201 - Generates bogus "From" email addresses
Generates bogus "From" email addresses
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-06-28 19:16 EDT by gward
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-28 19:16:36 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2000:138 high SHIPPED_LIVE New, enhanced Update Agent for Red Hat Linux 6.x, 7.0 available 2000-12-21 00:00:00 EST

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Description gward 2000-06-28 19:16:35 EDT
The email generated by up2date has bogus "From" addresses -- either
"up2date@localhost" or "root@localhost" (client.py, lines 88 and 105).
Paranoid MTAs will reject this, even as a local message: after all,
"root@localhost" is not a valid email address.  Probably a slightly more
general solution would be to put the FQDN ("hostname -f") as the
domain of the address -- eg. replace 'localhost' with "os.uname()[1]" -- of
course, that assumes that the machine is configured so uname() returns the
FQDN, but even so it's better than hard-coding "localhost" (IMHO).
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-12-21 14:27:04 EST
fixed in errata being released shortly.

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