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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject 1.2b2 now available. (fwd)
Date Tue, 10 Dec 1996 07:59:19 GMT

Check out the headers of this message I'm forwarding.  Apparently some stupid
fuck mailer out there at thinks the "right thing" to do
with a bounce message is sent it back verbatim to the same host it came from;
this is essentially forging to the majordomo "resend" script, which accepts it
as if it came from me.  This is more sendmail's 'fault' than majordomo however. 
Anyways I caught it and nuked all the ensuing sendmail processes, but a second
message did get out there for 12 minutes to probably a couple hundred folk. 
Fortunately I decided to stay at work late tonight and caught the bounceback,
or an infinite loop could have developed overnight and we would have been
treated to a couple dozen "1.2b2 now available" messages before I caught it in
the morning.  Sheeesh.



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