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Re: [Nmh-workers] smtp submission, tls, sasl, ...

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] smtp submission, tls, sasl, ...
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:04:23 -0500

lyndon wrote:
 > On Nov 20, 2014, at 6:01 PM, Paul Fox <address@hidden> wrote:
 > > right.  reporting the error precisely is hard.  but given that we're
 > > changing the default client behavior, adding a hint to the message
 > > might be appropriate:
 > > post: problem initializing server on port 587; [BHST] no servers available
 > > post: try -snoop, or check server and port configuration (see mh-tailor(1))
 > The diagnostics suck and need to be fixed.  In their defence, the
 > ':587' on the end of the address is a hint.

that doesn't appear unless -snoop is used.  and you know, i actually
looked at the post man page for a -debug, or a -verbose.  for some
reason i never thought to look for -snoop, which of course is on the
send manpage anyway.  sigh.

 > Meanwhile, I am hacking TLS support into inc's POP code, and it's
 > quickly becoming apparent the assorted bits of network-related code
 > need to be consolidated.  This gives a good opportunity to clean up
 > the server-contact configs, auth/security info, etc.  Given the
 > IETF's recent enlightenment over security, this is a great chance
 > to overhaul the code and actually leap *ahead* of the world on
 > something :-)

whoa.  i'll believe it when i see it.  :-)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 25.0 degrees)

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