Morning all, I have just come across something that strikes me as a little peculiar. I don't know if it's a FreeBSD peculiarity, or an Exim oddity.
My MTA is exim 4.20. I had left the $primary_hostname unset in my config file, expecting exim to take the return value from uname(3), which is the stated default action. However, looking through headers of test mails I sent myself (posts to the list were failing - without bounces...), I found the hostname was mangled slightly - the last character of the FQDN was truncated. Received: from danielby by catflap.home.slightlystrange.or with local (Exim ^^^ I had a quick look in sys/utsname.h, and lib/libc/gen/uname.c, but don't know enough C to figure what's going on. Is there a limit on the length of the nodename that is returned? Or is exim chopping the last character? Explicitly setting $primary_hostname in the exim config fixes the problem - my posts now get through to the list again. Just wondered if anyone could shed any light? Cheers, Dan -- Daniel Bye PGP Key: ftp://ftp.slightlystrange.org/pgpkey/dan.asc PGP Key fingerprint: 3B9D 8BBB EB03 BA83 5DB4 3B88 86FC F03A 90A1 BE8F _ ASCII ribbon campaign ( ) - against HTML, vCards and X - proprietary attachments in e-mail / \
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