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Subject: Re: Majordomo endless loop :-(
From: Bryan Fullerton <bryanf @ samurai . com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:16:22 -0500
To: Lindsay Haisley <fmouse @ fmp . com>
Cc: majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM
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At 11:31 AM 3/18/97 -0600, you wrote:
>I came in this morning to find majordomo (1.93) endlessly mailing itself. 
>Because of the design of the program, no harm was done except for mileage on
>the hard drive head mechanism and excessive use of resources while the loop
>was happening.  The situation occurs if a Reply-to header in a majordomo
>request is set to the address of the target majordomo itself.  This is
>something of a mail-bomb, or rather a mail-firecracker since anyone on the
>Internet can apparently do it to any system running majordomo.
>Is there a fix for this other than setting up a mail filter for majordomo to
>deep six mail from itself?

I'm pretty sure this is fixed in majordomo 1.94.1.


Bryan Fullerton
Samurai Consulting

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