Bug#760278: exim4: no longer uses the FQDN as the HELO value

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Tue Sep 2 14:50:16 UTC 2014

Control: retitle -1 exim4: no longer uses the FQDN as the HELO value with libnss-myhostname installed

On 2014-09-02 15:36:33 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 02, 2014 at 03:03:44PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > after an upgrade, perhaps due to the libnss-myhostname installation
> > (as a Recommends).
> This behavior has been recently noticed on mailing lists as well. I
> consider this a bug in libnss-myhostname.

The libnss-myhostname maintainer downgraded the bug (which I've just
seen) to wishlist, which makes it remain unnoticed with apt-listbugs
and so on. This is completely stupid!

Perhaps exim should check that its method really yields a name with a
least a dot, and if not, use the standard method. Or perhaps it should
use the standard method directly.

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