[Pkg-exim4-users] headers_check_syntax

Gerhard Kroder gerhard.kroder at t-online.de
Wed Nov 23 22:06:43 UTC 2005

Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 09:14:22PM +0100, Gerhard Kroder wrote:

> That "somewhere" has been outdated for years. h_c_s is an exim 3
> configuration option which has been migrated to exim4's ACLs.

ouch, getting hard times, when g**lge doesn't help anymore... ;-)

>>found ther only  ".ifdef 
>>CHECK_DATA_VERIFY_HEADER_SYNTAX ..." so, what's the real syntx for and 
>>benefit of this option?
> It sometimes helps to read beyond what grep outputs,

ah, new point to me

> and it should be
> clear that .ifdef CHECK_DATA_VERIFY_HEADER_SYNTAX enables some checks
> which will deny with a message called "Message headers fail syntax
> check" on some condition.

?? guess this is documented, too.

> Unfortunately, one needs context information about your configuration
> to tell you where to activate that macro, 

didn't i mention standard sarge/exim4-heavy?

> and since this question is
> asked so often, it is explained quite verbosely in README.Debian.gz.

ok, knowing a little more now what to look for, i'll check that again.

> The book by Philip Hazel is a good tutorial, but you would need to buy
> it.

not yet..

> Maybe it's a good idea to start reading spec.txt chapters 1, 2, 3 and
> 6 to get a rough impression of how exim works,

ok, looks like a usable road map to me

> and then to work
> yourself through our configuration file, looking up the meaning of the
> options that we actually use.

if [1-3,6] enables understanding, i'll get it

>>ah, one more: ther are some "hooks" for user config, blacklists and so 
>>on... is this somehow listed in an easy manner somewhere? and which are 
>>realy configured/active in sarges exim? there are no dummy/template 
>>files, and since i can't yet read configs...
> The default configuration is rather verbosely commented, but the
> comments expect some basic understanding of exim's concepts.

that's why i asked. once i can read config properly it will help me just 
to answer "look at xxx". but tnx anyway.


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