SMTP HELO wrong on Mac?

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 68877

Status

P3
normal
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 68877
20 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: phil, Assigned: mscott)

Tracking

({platform-parity})

Trunk
Future
PowerPC
Mac System 8.0
platform-parity

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

20 years ago
I don't know if the submitter's claim is the right thing or not, but we should
find out what the standard is, and what other clients do.

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    Subject: - Mac OS (8.1) - improper use of HELO protocol
Resent-Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 14:39:00 -0800 (PST)
Resent-From: security-flaw@netscape.com
       Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 14:36:21 -0800
       From: jdl@cais.com
         To: security-flaw@netscape.com

   Submitter name:                Jonathan Loo
   Submitter email address:       jdl@cais.com
   Acknowledgement checkbox:      on
   Product:                       Communicator 4.x
   Operating system:              Mac OS
   OS version:                    8.1
   Issue summary:                 improper use of HELO protocol

Issue details:
When sending outgoing e-mail from the Macintosh version of Netscape 4.07,
Netscape uses the hostname from the return address when issuing the HELO
command to the SMTP server.  However, in many cases, the hostname from the
return address is not the same as the name of the user's computer.  The hostname
in the HELO command should reflect the name or IP address of the user client.

I would suggest that Netscape behave the same way as Microsoft Outlook Express:
Netscape should send the user's IP address in the HELO command, instead of the
host name from the user's computer.  I believe that Microsoft Outlook Express
includes the IP address in square brackets.

Additional computer info:
Open Transport.

Updated

20 years ago
Summary: SMTP HELO wrong on Mac? → [PP]SMTP HELO wrong on Mac?
(Reporter)

Updated

20 years ago
Target Milestone: M8
(Reporter)

Comment 1

20 years ago
M8

Updated

20 years ago
QA Contact: 4080 → 4114
(Assignee)

Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M8 → M10
(Assignee)

Comment 2

20 years ago
triaging to m10.

Comment 3

20 years ago
Moving all Mail/News Networking bugs to Mail/News Networking-Mail

This may re-open previously Verified bugs due to a Bugzilla bug...if so, I will
fix those bugs.
(Assignee)

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M10 → M14
(Assignee)

Comment 4

19 years ago
Triaging to post beta 1. Not being a mac expert, does anyone know how to get the
ip address from the mac?

Updated

19 years ago
Keywords: pp
(Reporter)

Comment 5

19 years ago
Triage to M16 since 4.x worked this way. I bet Paul knows how to get the IP address
Target Milestone: M14 → M16

Updated

19 years ago
Summary: [PP]SMTP HELO wrong on Mac? → SMTP HELO wrong on Mac?

Comment 6

19 years ago
Mass moving M16 to M17 - look for nsbeta2 before anything else.
Target Milestone: M16 → M17

Comment 7

19 years ago
moving to future milestone.
Target Milestone: M17 → Future
adding john to the cc list.

Comment 9

18 years ago
Um, if you want some help with this I can show you a nice packet grabber for the 
Mac that would let you see exactly what other apps are doing in this instance.  
And this isn't exactly a must have fix but futured Mac bugs are a pet peeve of 
mine :-) 
I see this same thing on a Linux build, so it doesn't seem to be Mac specific,
and also this bug looks identical to bug 68877, which has more information about
the problem, the RFC that defines EHLO/HELO, and possible fixes.

Comment 11

16 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68877 ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 12

16 years ago
v
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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