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SubjectRe: [Fwd: sendmail fails to deliver mail with attachments in /var/spool/mqueue]


"William F. Maton" wrote:
>
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>
> >
> > The sendmail folks are claiming that the TCPIP stack in Linux is broken,
> > which is what they claim is causing problems on sendmail on Linux
> > platforms. Before anyone says, "don't use that piece of shit sendmail,
> > use qmail instead", perhaps we should look at this problem and refute
> > these statements -- I think that sendmail is causing this problem. The
> > version is sendmail 8.9.3
>
> What about sendmail 8.11.1? Is the problem there too?

Yes. Plus 8.11.1 has problems talking to older sendmails sine it uses
encryption.
>
> >
> > I can reproduce this bug on RH6.2, RH7.0, Caldera 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4,
> > Suse 6.X versions, and any of these distributions with the following
> > kernels.
> >
> > 2.2.14, 2.2.16, 2.2.17, 2.2.18, 2.4.0 (all). What happens is that
> > sendmail fails to forward mails with any attachments larger than 400K,
> > and they just sit in the /var/spool/mqueue directory for up to a week,
> > and eventually get delivered.
> >
> > ANyone have any ideas if what the sendmail people are saying is on the
> > level, or is this just another sendmail bug.
> >
> > Jeff
>
> wfms
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