Subject: Re: -current sendmail cancer in IPv4-only kernel
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/07/2000 23:07:54
>> 	It looks to be not possible, or sendmail is not designed so.
>> 	sendmail assumes that anything written on configuration file is sane
>> 	with the underlying environment.
>Really? That sounds... highly disgusting....

be serious, perry.  *lots* of programs assume that the way they're
configured is correct.  for what it's worth, here's a *really* easy
way to hang a machine *hard*:

   # echo pass in quick on lo0 to lo0 from any to any > /etc/ipf.conf
   # ipf -E -Fa -f /etc/ipf.conf
   # ping

you might get one reply...then deafening silence.  except for someone
pounding on the keybaord to no avail.  i think that a 37th level
kernel wizard with a pre-attached serial console and ddb might be able
to unwedge it, but that's it.

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