Re: Errors in my log files regardingdirectory/file creation
Do you think we should go after the "Not a directory" and "File exist"
errors, or is that something you can eventually duplicate locally
Sam Clippinger wrote:
> I received the logs; thanks.
> I see the problem -- in the two logs you sent, the two different remote
> servers are identifying their senders using the following statements:
> MAIL FROM:<- <at> > SIZE=555
> MAIL FROM:< <at> > SIZE=474
> Presumably they're trying to indicate that the sender address is empty
> because the message is system-generated (probably a bounce message).
> However, the correct way give an empty address is like this:
> MAIL FROM:<>
> According to my reading of the RFCs, using the at symbol ( <at> ) without a
> domain name is not valid. Trust spambots to come up with new ways to
> break the rules.
> spamdyke's parser is being confused by the extra (illegal) characters
> between the angle brackets, so it's ignoring them and using the "SIZE"
> parameter as the sender's address. This shouldn't be very hard to fix;
> I'll get right on it.