Bug 231269 - sendmail in base is lacking blacklistd support
Summary: sendmail in base is lacking blacklistd support
Status: Closed Not Accepted
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 11.2-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-09-09 15:44 UTC by Helge Oldach
Modified: 2020-08-01 16:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Helge Oldach 2018-09-09 15:44:24 UTC
...however openssh in base has it (of course), and the sendmail port has it as well. It looks fairly straightforward to import the patch from the sendmail port into base.

The current situation is surprising at least to the innocent user, in particular as /usr/share/examples/etc/blacklistd.conf references both smtp and submission but when importing that into /etc/blacklistd.conf it just doesn't work.
Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2018-09-10 13:21:18 UTC
Kurt can you comment?
Comment 2 Kurt Lidl freebsd_committer 2018-09-10 15:24:13 UTC
Greg Shapiro, who "owns" sendmail in base, refused to consider adding it.

So I added it to ports instead, so people could at least relatively painlessly benefit from it.

I've also submitted the patches to "upstream", but they are not interested in them either.  (Open source sendmail doesn't seem to get much love and attention.)
Comment 3 Helge Oldach 2018-09-10 15:33:18 UTC
(In reply to Kurt Lidl from comment #2)
Clear, understand. What a pain. I might consider patching my local source tree then...
Comment 4 Eugene Grosbein freebsd_committer 2020-08-01 09:40:48 UTC
It's no use to keep this PR open as base system sendmail for stable/11 won't have the feature.
Comment 5 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2020-08-01 16:13:30 UTC
This will not make it into 11.x (as no more releases will come) but we can revisit it for 13+