[Greylist-users] spamd RSET problem - fixed in last release?

Bob Beck beck at bofh.cns.ualberta.ca
Mon Jul 4 09:41:55 PDT 2005

> http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2004-09/1482.html
> - looks like I wasn't the first to discover this.  I bet it's fixed
> in the latest (3.7) release of OpenBSD ... 
> (Goes off to runs 'strings' n the binary on the live system and
> also on the binary on the box I installed at home a couple of weeks
> ago... yup, the newer one contains the string "RSET" :-) )
> Given that I have spamd running in front of a live system and am
> a touch reluctant to experiment with it and break our mail service,
> can anyone tell me if it should be safe simply to copy the /usr/libexec/spamd
> binary from a newer OpenBSD system and not make any other changes?

	Probably not.

> (I'd save the old file and copy the new one in place, and just
> try it, except that I'm afraid that if there are any database
> format changes for example, I might trash some critical files
> that I didn't know to back up.  Call it professional paranoia.)
> Will there be any incompatible libraries?  Changed config files?
> Other files I should copy too?

	You will probably have shared library issues. 

> Is there a better way of updating?  should I rebuild from source?

	You could rebuild only spamd from source, however upgrading
the whole system to 3.7 really shouldn't be too tough for you.

> (I'm not too clear as to where the home page for spamd is or how
> to find a tar file - is this one of these complicated deals where
> you have to use some sort of package mechanism or cvs? - I'm not
> an openbsd native so if there's more to it that fetching the tar
> file and running make, would you indulge me please and point me
> at the basics?)

You could buy a 3.7 CD :) 	

Or get the openbsd src tarball from an openbsd ftp server near you, Or:

cvs -d anoncvs at anoncvs1.ca.openbsd.org:/cvs get -r OPENBSD_3_7 src/libexec/spamd

But these are perhaps questions better suited to an OpenBSD mailing 
list than here, I suggest you take this sort of discussion to 
misc at openbsd.org or tech at openbsd.org, where more than just I will
be around to help you :) 



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