[tpop3d-discuss] tpop3d 1.5.1pre2 (with TLS support)

Chris Lightfoot chris at ex-parrot.com
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 20:52:21 +0000

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 09:44:04AM +0100, Angel Marin wrote:
> While downloading more than 100 messages at a time with MS outlook the
> connection gets a reset at after succefully downloading some of them. The
> log entries are:
> [...]
> Nov 11 09:21:45 falcone tpop3d[6490]: maildir_send_message: sending message
> 422 (cur/1036960375) size 8081 bytes
> Nov 11 09:21:45 falcone tpop3d[6490]: ioabs_tls_immediate_write: client
> [7]user@foo(x.x.x.x): Connection reset by peer; closing connection
> Nov 11 09:21:45 falcone tpop3d[6490]: connection_sendmessage: send failure
> Nov 11 09:21:45 falcone tpop3d[6490]: connections_post_select: client
> [7]user@foo(x.x.x.x): finished session for `user@foo' with flatfile
> Nov 11 09:21:45 falcone tpop3d[6490]: connections_post_select: client
> [7]user@foo(x.x.x.x): disconnected; 330/138591 bytes read/written
> [...]

That's wierd. I don't fully understand the TLS stuff. With
Outlook Express, I can download messages fine (though it's
a bit slow). With Mozilla, it works most of the time, but
sometimes gives me a `bad write retry' error. I don't see
why this should happen, since I think I got the TLS state
machine right. What a pain....

You don't know of any client which uses STLS, do you?
That's not tested at all....

> With other clients I get this while checking mail or downloading a message
> (This happens with several clients, local and remote):
> [...]
> Nov 11 09:21:48 falcone tpop3d[6491]: quit: signal 11 post_fork = 1
> Nov 11 09:21:48 falcone tpop3d[30332]: net_loop: child process 6491 killed
> by signal 11 (shouldn't h
> appen)
> [...]
> I cannot debug this as I have switched again to stunnel after an hour try,
> but it seems that something is broken :(

That one's now fixed-- I'd managed to break the DELE
command when refactoring. (Test the code? Nah, this is a
prerelease.) The fix is in CVS.

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