Bug 159879 - sendmail bad file descriptor error upstream patched
sendmail bad file descriptor error upstream patched
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 200922
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Reported: 2005-06-08 15:36 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-24 09:26:23 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2005-06-08 15:36:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
There's a bug in 8.12.11 that was fixed upstream in 8.13.2. The release notes describe it best:

	If a server returns a 421 reply to the RSET command between
		message deliveries, do not attempt to deliver any more
		messages on that connection.  This prevents bogus "Bad
		file number" recipient status.  Problem noted by
		Allan E Johannesen of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to send 2 mails to an address @aol.com from a host with no reverse DNS
2. Observe the first one rejected properly with a 421, the second with a "Deferred: Bad file descriptor" status.

Actual Results:  See above

Expected Results:  the second mail should have a "Deferred: 421..." status instead

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It's fixed upstream, please just incorporate their fix.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2007-07-24 09:26:23 EDT
I am sorry, but the fix is very large, because it has to get fixed in several
parts of sendmail. Even 8.14.0 still contains fixes for 421 returns.
Closing as WONTFIX.

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