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CVS commit: pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: schmonz
Date: Mon Feb 25 07:38:00 UTC 2008
pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke: Makefile PLIST distinfo options.mk
pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke/patches: patch-aa patch-ab patch-ac
Update to 3.1.6. Note that some command-line options and the format
of some log entries have changed since 2.6.3; see UPGRADING.txt.
Also, pkgsrc no longer installs the random extra utilities that are
explicitly marked as unnecessary for spamdyke operation. From the
VERSION 3.1.6 -- 2/11/2008
Fixed a serious bug in middleman() -- when the remote server sent its message
data and QUIT command in a burst and disconnected before spamdyke read() all
of the data, the last data returned from read() was printed twice. This
could cause message corruption, especially in the case of attachments.
Fixed a serious bug in middleman() -- when the remote server sent its data
in bursts of 4096 bytes AND there were two lines of text in the data
AND the 4096th character was not a newline AND there was a delay between the
data bursts, memmove()ing the buffered data was causing corruption because
the moved data was not being properly re-terminated. While processing the
remaining buffered data (and waiting for another burst from the remote
server), strchr() would seek past the end of the data to an old newline
character and middleman() would erroneously conclude the next line of data
was complete, ready for processing. Many thanks to Andreas Galatis and
Dragomir Denev for reporting and helping me reproduce this one.
Added a -W flag to sendrecv to introduce a delay between message data bursts.
Added a -o flag to smtpdummy to save the message data to a file.
VERSION 3.1.5 -- 1/22/2008
Fixed sendrecv to correctly process corrupted TLS negotiations instead of
covering up bugs in spamdyke.
Fixed spamdyke to not add garbage output at the beginning of TLS passthrough
negotiations. This was causing SSL handshakes to fail. Thanks to Ronnie
Tartar for reporting this one.
VERSION 3.1.4 -- 1/21/2008
Fixed all of the Makefiles to remove a symbols directory Leopard's gcc seems
to create when compiling in debug mode.
Fixed middleman() to log the timeout message only once.
Fixed middleman() to not expect input from the child process when the child
process' input is being ignored or after the child process has exited.
Fixed middleman() to correctly handle a rare situation -- when the child
process was too slow responding that spamdyke's idle timeout was passed
AND spamdyke was processing TLS data AND there was still data in the SSL
buffer, spamdyke would loop infinitely, consuming 100% CPU. This was a
very tricky bug to find and fix. Thanks to Pablo Gonzalez and Paolo for
reporting this one and helping me debug it.
Fixed middleman() to send message data to the child process line-by-line,
even when the buffer is full.
Added a new test program: smtpdummy. This one simulates an SMTP server and
can add delays after specific commands.
Changed sendrecv to use a 64K buffer for input and output data.
Changed sendrecv to kill the its child process after its timeout expires.
Changed sendrecv to optionally continue sending data in bursts after the end
for the message data. Some mail servers do this.
Changed sendrecv to deliberately send corrupt data while TLS is active.
Changed test regression_009 to build its message payload at runtime instead
of including a 0.75M file. This file was unnecesarily increasing the size
of the spamdyke tarball.
Fixed compiling on Solaris. Again. Thanks to Davide Bozzelli for reporting
this. Again. Sigh.
VERSION 3.1.3 -- 1/3/2008
Fixed the format string LOG_INFO_DNS_TXT to assign the parameters correctly
and prevent bus errors when the DNS response text is long. Thanks to
Stephan Rosenke for reporting this one.
VERSION 3.1.2 -- 12/11/2007
Fixed smtp_filter() to set a flag after some SMTP commands to force
middleman() to wait for input from the child process before proceeding.
Some (nonspammer) mail servers send their data in bursts without waiting for
responses. This was causing spamdyke to skip logging (but not filtering)
if the DATA command was sent in a burst with RCPT TO. Thanks to Sebastien
Guilbaud and Bucky Carr for reporting this one.
Added a "-b" flag to sendrecv to simulate servers that send their message data
(but not their SMTP commands) in bursts.
VERSION 3.1.1 -- 11/12/2007
Added excessive logging to search_domain_directory() to log the directory
Changed all calls to spamdyke_log() to use the macros SPAMDYKE_LOG_NONE(),
SPAMDYKE_LOG_ERROR(), SPAMDYKE_LOG_INFO(), SPAMDYKE_LOG_DEBUG() and
SPAMDYKE_LOG_EXCESSIVE() instead. The macro tests the current log level
without forcing a function call and also paves the way toward eliminating
some logging code at compile-time.
Fixed process_access() to correctly search for the RELAYCLIENT variable in
spamdyke's environment. Thanks to Steve Cole for reporting this one.
VERSION 3.1.0 -- 11/5/2007
Changed the "graylist-dir" and "no-graylist-dir" options to take multiple
directories for servers that are hosting so many domains that they can't
create enough domain folders in one place (wow).
Added minimum and maximum values to all integer options and changed
set_config_value() to generate error messages when values are out of range.
Change usage() to print minimum and maximum integer values.
Alphabetized the option list by long option name and changed
process_config_file() to use a binary search algorithm when identifying
directives, a theoretical improvement from O(n/2) to O(log n).
Changed prepare_settings() to create an array of options indexed by the short
option code. This introduces some constant-time work (O(1)) and greater
Changed process_command_line() to use the indexed array of options,
theoretically reducing command line parsing work from O(n/2) to O(1).
This is a win if the command line has many parameters or if it has
parameters that are near the end of the unindexed option array.
Testing confirms a small performance gain.
Added command line options "config-test-smtpauth-username" and
Changed config_test_smtpauth() to run the authentication command(s) if a
username and password are provided. This incorporates the functionality of
checkpassword into spamdyke.
Added the command line option "config-test-user" to change user and group IDs
before running the configuration tests. This makes it easier to simulate
running as the mail server.
Changed process_config_file() and process_command_line() to print errors and
stop when they encounter an option that is not legal in that location. At
the moment, "help", "version", "config-test",
"config-test-smtpauth-username", "config-test-smtpauth-password" and
"config-test-user" are not valid in files; all options are valid on the
Changed config_test_dir_read() and config_test_graylist() to never examine the
"." or ".." folders, even if readdir() and/or stat() report they are not
folders. Thanks to Paulo Henrique for reporting this one.
Changed set_config_value() to remove trailing slashes from directory paths.
Added test_spamdyke_binary() to check if the spamdyke binary is setuid root
(it should not be).
Renamed test_settings() to config_test().
Moved all of the configuration test functions to config_test.[ch] -- they were
cluttering up configuration.c.
Made a few small updates to the help message text.
Added additional vchkpw exit codes to exec_checkpassword() to explain why
vchkpw exited, since it doesn't follow DJB's published checkpassword API.
Moved md5.[ch] from the "utils" folder to the "spamdyke" folder and updated
Makefile to compile them into spamdyke.
Removed passwordcheck from the "utils" folder since spamdyke now contains its
Added a README file to the "utils" folder to answer the biggest FAQ about
Fixed exec_command() to connect the output pipe to the child process's stdin
instead of file descriptor 3. The bug was due to copying
exec_checkpassword() and forgetting to change the value.
Renamed exec_checkpassword() to exec_checkpassword_argv() and changed its
arguments to expect a filename and an argument array.
Added exec_checkpassword() to parse a command string into an argument array
and call exec_checkpassword_argv().
Renamed exec_command() to exec_command_argv() and changed its
arguments to expect a filename and an argument array.
Added exec_command() to parse a command string into an argument array
and call exec_command_argv().
Fixed numerous bugs in exec_command_argv() that were preventing it from
actually gathering any input from the child process.
Changed exec_command_argv() and exec_checkpassword_argv() to always log their
child process errors to syslog, regardless of the user's preferences.
Otherwise, the errors will be lost.
Added the function find_path() to search the PATH for the given command
without executing it.
Changed exec_command_argv() and exec_checkpassword_argv() to use find_path()
to locate the executable before fork()ing to catch typos. The child
processes then use execve() to execute the command instead of exec_path().
Otherwise, the parent has a hard time determining that the child process
quit because the command path was invalid.
Changed exec_command_argv() and exec_checkpassword_argv() not to wait
indefinitely for the child to exit after the timeout expires.
Changed dns_txt(), dns_ptr_lookup() and dns_mx() to limit the total number of
queries they will recursively perform. This is to prevent a DoS situation
where some domain has an unreasonable number of chained (non-circular) CNAME
records. The limit is (arbitrarily) set at 16.
Added the function config_test_child_capabilities() to test the qmail binary
for SMTP AUTH and TLS patches. Depending on what is found, recommendations
for spamdyke flags are made.
Changed check_rdns_keywords() to allow top-level domains (like .com) to be
used as keywords. This allows a way to reject connections from remote
servers with rDNS names that contain the IP address and a two-letter country
code. Unlike check_country_code(), specific country codes can now be
Fixed do_spamdyke() not to wait indefinitely for all child processes to exit.
This behavior was causing problems with DJB's recordio because recordio
fork()s and uses its parent process to exec() spamdyke. This is very
unusual. Changing wait(NULL) to waitpid() fixes the problem. Thanks to
Bob Hutchinson for reporting this one.
Added dns_initialize() and dns_get() to perform DNS queries by sending UDP
packets instead of using the resolver library to do it. The resolver
functions are just too slow and they try to do too much unnecessary work.
dns_get() performs multiple requests for records (one for each kind of
desired record) and, if no responses are received, sends requests to the
secondary nameservers as well. Timeouts and retransmission times can now
be controlled. This has resulted in a significant speedup in DNS
resolutions; testing shows as much as a 10x performance increase in some
Changed dns_txt(), dns_ptr_lookup() and dns_mx() to search all of the answers
for the desired answer type before recursively querying CNAME answers. Some
nameservers always put the CNAME answers first, even if other answer types
are also given. This should allow spamdyke to find answers faster when
domain admins have used a lot of CNAMEs.
Added dns_a() to perform A record queries and changed all uses of
gethostbyname() to use dns_a() instead.
Changed dnsa, dnsmx, dnsns, dnsptr, dnssoa and dnstxt in the "utils" folder to
only perform their specific queries, not ask for CNAME records as well.
Changed dnsa, dnsmx, dnsns, dnsptr, dnssoa and dnstxt in the "utils" folder to
send their own UDP packets instead of using the resolver library.
Added dnscname to the "utils" folder to perform CNAME queries.
Added dnsany to the "utils" folder to perform ANY queries and perform
recursive CNAME lookups.
Added "log-target" option to allow logging to stderr instead of syslog. Some
people apparently like using the qmail-style "multilog" instead of syslog.
I can't understand why but I'm here to serve. Thanks to John Hallam for
suggesting this one.
Changed all of the error messages about unexpected file types to specify what
file type was found -- "non-regular file" was too vague to be useful.
Changed the header in the files created by full logging to include the
Changed tls_end_inner() to use SSL_get_shutdown() to see if a shutdown signal
has already been received. If SSL_shutdown() is used on a closed file
descriptor, spamdyke will crash with SIGPIPE.
Changed all instances of read(), write(), SSL_read() and SSL_write() to read
or write as many bytes as possible in each call. This should provide a
significant performance increase. The single-byte read()s and write()s
were only used because I had badly misunderstood the relationship between
select() and read()/write() -- blocking only occurs when select() indicates
a file descriptor is not ready. If it is ready, read() and write() will
handle as many bytes as they can without blocking. Thanks to Trog for
setting me straight on this one.
Rewrote most of sendrecv in the "tests" folder to use a multi-byte read().
Also took the opportunity to make sendrecv much faster and more polite, so
it doesn't consume 100% CPU while waiting for qmail output.
Fixed compiling errors on 64 bit Linux systems (Debian Etch x86_64 and Gentoo
AMD64). Thanks to Juha-Pekka Jarvenpaa and FireBall for reporting this.
Added config_test_file_type() to use stat() to find a file's type if readdir()
either doesn't report it (Solaris) or reports "unknown" for all files (XFS).
Thanks to Paulo Henrique for reporting this one.
Fixed compiling errors on Solaris. Thanks to Limperis Antonis for reporting
Changed the logging severity of the "unable to write X bytes to file
descriptor" to debug instead of error. 99% of the time, the error occurs
because the remote client disconnected unexpectedly and there's nothing
the administrator can do about it anyway.
Changed do_spamdyke() to ignore SIGPIPE signals.
Changed do_spamdyke(), exec_command_argv() and exec_command_checkpassword()
to change the SIGPIPE signal handler back to default for child processes
after fork()ing but before exec()ing.
Added a new logging level: excessive (4). It's to be used for printing very
detailed debugging statements.
Changed process_access() to permit access when no matching lines are found in
the access file. Although DJB's tcprules documentation doesn't explicitly
say so, no matching lines should allow access. Thanks to Steve Cole for
reporting this one.
VERSION 3.0.1 -- 9/12/2007
Fixed "configure" to remove the "_beta1" tag from the version number. That
should never have been published.
Changed usage() to show that optional values to long commands must be
separated by an equals sign. getopt_long() is really becoming a hassle.
Thanks to Richard Kreider for reporting this one.
Fixed find_address() to accept addresses that aren't correctly delimited with
<> characters and/or have multiple (illegal) spaces after the colon. Thanks
to Davide Bozzelli for reporting this one.
Fixed prepare_settings() to set the idle timeout seconds to the correct
variable instead of setting the connection timeout variable. Thanks to
Carlo Blohm for reporting this one.
Fixed smtp_filter() to print the rejection message to HELO and EHLO, even if
those commands appear in an improper place in the protocol.
Fixed smtp_filter() to print the rejection message with an error code in
response to STARTTLS if the command is given in an improper place in the
Added some regression tests to find these bugs in the future.
Fixed the usage statement in sendrecv to show the -w flag.
VERSION 3.0.0 -- 9/11/2007
Added command line options never-graylist-rdns-dir, always-graylist-rdns-dir
and rdns-whitelist-dir to search domain directory structures just like
Added the command line option rdns-blacklist-file to search a file just like
Moved the command line option labels into configuration.c so they can be
shared with the config file parser.
Changed process_command_line() to build the list of short options from the
list of long options instead of hardcoding them. Less maintenance this way.
Modified check_rdns_keywords(), search_file() and search_tcprules_file() to
correctly track line numbers and return the matching line number instead of
Changed logging to allow the amount of information to be turned up or down.
This should make spamdyke less chatty in the syslog for small errors.
Modified smtp_filter() and run_tests() to report the matching filename and
line number from check_rdns_keywords(), search_file() and
search_tcprules_file() in syslog if the logging level is high enough.
Fixed find_address() to locate the real email address and ignore BATV tags,
relay paths and bang paths. Thanks to Walter Russo for reporting this one
Changed middleman() to obey minimums and maximums for the amount of time to
select() for traffic. If spamdyke waits too long, the qmail process might
not get wait()ed for a while, leaving a lot of defunct/zombie processes
around. On a busy server, this could be a problem. Thanks to Jason M for
reporting this one.
Added process_config_file() to process configuration files instead of
requiring all configuration to be done on the command line. At the moment,
the file just uses the same (long option) directives as the command line.
Added test_settings() to run tests on every configuration option and
(hopefully) identify misconfigurations before someone makes them on a live
Added the command line option "config-test" to run test_settings().
Renamed log_writeln() and log_write_rejection() to output_writeln() and
output_write_rejection(), respectively, to make it clearer what they're
Changed smtp_filter() to allow multiple authentication attempts. Some
clients retry authentication several times, presumably to deal with servers
that can't use the authentication method they prefer.
Changed middleman() to collect (and send) whole lines of input instead of
single characters. Single character write()s were causing problems with
Nagios and Windows clients.
Changed output_write_rejection() to create a single output line and send it
to output_writeln() all at once instead of sending a piece at a time. This
keeps packets together for stupid Windows clients that just can't handle
reassembling TCP packets correctly.
Changed main() to always run spamdyke (as opposed to starting qmail without
spamdyke listening) even if a whitelist is matched. This way, spamdyke
can report all traffic to syslog, not just traffic that _may_ be filtered.
Changed smtp_filter() and middleman() to catch the return codes from qmail
when the remote client gives the recipient address. Now, if spamdyke
doesn't block the recipient command but qmail does (e.g. for relaying),
spamdyke will log the correct message.
Incorporated GNU autoconf to create a "configure" script for spamdyke and the
"utils" folder. The days of "make no_tls" and "make bsd" are thankfully
Renamed all of the test folders to group them by function so it's easier to
see what tests exist. Sequential numbers just weren't working.
Changed dns_mx() to lookup the MX record before returning success. This means
the sender MX filter now requires a mail exchanger record _and_ at least one
mail exchanger must have an IP address. Before, the MX record was enough,
even if there was no corresponding A record.
Changed usage() to read the options and help text from get_spamdyke_options()
in configuration.c so the help message won't ever be out of sync with the
available options again.
Added the command line option "tls-privatekey-password-file" to allow the SSL
private key password to be read from a file instead of the command line.
This way, the password isn't visible to everyone who can view a process
Changed search_file(), search_tcprules_file() and check_rdns_keywords() so
they no longer build their fscanf() patterns into a stack variable but
instead use a literal search pattern assembled at compile time with
Added the command line options "hostname-file" and "hostname-command" to
support reading the local hostname from a file or from a command (e.g.
"hostname -f") instead of forcing it to be specified on the command line.
Changed middleman() and smtp_filter() to always monitor and trust
authentication carried out by qmail, even if "smtp-auth-command" was not
given. This means spamdyke will always disable its filters for
authenticated users even if it can't check the authentication itself.
I'm not sure why I didn't design spamdyke this way in the first place.
Added command line options recipient-whitelist-file and sender-whitelist-file
so specific sender and recipient addresses can bypass the filters. Sender
addresses are very easy to fake and recipient addresses are, of course,
known to spammers, so both of these options are ill-advised. I've only
added them due to popular demand.
Added command line option check-rhsbl to check righthand-side blacklists.
Both the server's rDNS domain name and the sender's email domain name are
Added command line options check-dns-whitelist and check-rhs-whitelist to
allow DNS RBLs and RHSBLs to act as whitelists instead of blacklists.
Anyone using DNS-based blacklists _and_ whitelists had better have some
seriously fast DNS servers.
Changed dns_txt(), dns_mx() and dns_ptr_lookup() to pass a stack of previous
queries whenever they recursively lookup CNAME records, to prevent a cylical
CNAME structure from leading to infinite recursion.
NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE: Changed the syslog entry format: renamed "origin" to
"origin_ip", added "origin_rdns:" before the rDNS name, added "auth:"
before the authenticated username and added "reason:" before the rejection
reason when a timeout occurs.
Changed process_command_line() to assume the remote IP address is 0.0.0.0 if
the environment variable TCPREMOTEIP is not set.
Added a ton more test scripts for all of the new options and for testing
Added dnsa, dnsns and dnssoa to the "utils" folder for performing DNS queries
of A, NS and SOA records, respectively. Wouldn't it be AMAZING if the
libc maintainers added standard functions to do these queries?!
NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE: Changed the "flag" options to take optional
arguments instead of simply assuming "true" when the option was given.
Unfortunately, getopt_long() is too stupid to handle them properly, which
means clustered options (e.g. -rRc) can no longer be used. They must be
separated (e.g. -r -R -c). Also, arguments given with the short version
must not be separated by a space (e.g. -l3).
NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE: Renamed the long command line option "use-syslog"
Fixed middleman() to completely bypass all processing when TLS passthrough is
active. The additional processing was buffering TLS traffic until the data
contained a newline character (purely by coincidence). This buffering was
preventing the passthrough from functioning properly. Thanks to Dominik
Dausch for reporting this one.
To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.9 -r1.10 pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke/Makefile \
cvs rdiff -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke/PLIST
cvs rdiff -r1.1 -r1.2 pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke/options.mk
cvs rdiff -r1.6 -r1.7 pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke/patches/patch-aa
cvs rdiff -r1.5 -r1.6 pkgsrc/mail/spamdyke/patches/patch-ab \
Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.
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