[Pkg-exim4-users] unconditional accept in ACL

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Sun Jun 1 21:26:23 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 10:38:22PM +0200, Vítězslav Kotrla wrote:
> Cc: mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de

Why are you ccing me personally for a new thread? Where do I send the
consulting bill?

> There is one thing in 30_exim4-config_check_rcpt which I'm not very sure
> of - the final 'accept':
> <quote>
> # At this point, the address has passed all the checks that have been
> # configured, so we accept it unconditionally.
> </quote>
> What is rationale behind this approach? In access control lists I'm used
> to default 'deny' and then enabling only if policy criteria are met.

It's the way upstream does things, and I don't want to divert too far
from them when their configuration works. ACLs are a rather new thing
in Exim, and I guess that Philip wanted Exim 4 to work as similiar as
possible to Exim 3. 

> Unconditional 'accept' at the end of ACL chain makes me a bit uneasy,
> thought it probably has its good reason.

Historical ones, I guess.

> Thanks for your comments.

Please don't clutter my personal mailbox with support requests that
should be on the mailing list.


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