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[ale] Strange Sendmail Message



On Sat, 3 Oct 1998, Michael D. Ivey wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 03, 1998 at 07:43:28AM -0400, Eric Z. Ayers wrote:
> > Does anyone have a clue what this means?  We haven't seen message like 
> > this before and I've been monitoring sendmail for about 1 year.
> > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> > Oct  3 02:42:20 gw1 sendmail[1149]: CAA01147: CAA01149: DSN: Data format error
> 
> I'm guessing that the remote host sent some bad information for the
> DSN (delivery status notification), and is probably benign.  Are you
> seeing it repestedly, or just the once?

Yeah, I've gotten them before as well, but never worried about it too much.
(1.1.1, or 6.6.6, or whatever) after a Status: header.  My guess would be
that someone sent mail with a bogus Status: header.  At any rate, I've seen
that a few times over the past several months, ignored it, and not been
bitten yet ;-).

later,
chris

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Chris Ricker                                            kaboom at gatech.edu
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