Mailing list bug testing...
amb-plug at bradfords.org
Mon Sep 26 22:45:47 MDT 2005
I believe there is a bug in the mailing list server. Specifically, a bug
that has to deal with how the SMTP server his handling a single DOT on a
line by itself. When an SMTP sender encounters a DOT on a line by itself
it is supposed to escape it by sending it to the server as DOTDOT. The
server will then strip the extra DOT. A single DOT is a special
character during the DATA phase of an SMTP dialog which signals the end
of the message transmission.
There will be data after this line (including my signature, etc...) but
I believe that if I put a DOT it will truncate the message. This is what
happened to my last message which required a resend of the post.
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