Why is Novell Groupwise broken?

Gary Mills mills@cc.umanitoba.ca
Wed Nov 30 20:01:27 UTC 2005

On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 02:50:48PM -0500, Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> dcc-admin@rhyolite.com <mailto:dcc-admin@rhyolite.com> wrote:
> > The e-mail server that I've had to whitelist for greylisting most
> > frequently is Novell GroupWise Internet Agent.  It seems to ignore the
> > temporary delivery failure response code, and assume that the message
> > was successfully delivered.  The result is that the e-mail just
> > disappears.  I have requested each site to notify Novell of the
> > problem, but I suspect that most don't care to do so once I whitelist
> > the site.  They also may not have sufficient understanding of the
> > problem to file a definitive bug report.
> > 
> > Does anyone have a Novell Groupwise system that they could use to
> > verify that it violates the SMTP standard for temporary failure after
> > the DATA portion?  Could you do this and file a bug report with
> > Novell?
> See http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10084802.htm
> (linked from http://projects.puremagic.com/greylisting/ at the bottom)

Thanks for the information.  Are you sure that this is the same problem?
In the cases I've been dealing with, nothing is returned to the user,
and no errors appear in the logs.

-Gary Mills-    -Unix Support-    -U of M Academic Computing and Networking-

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