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Subject: Bug#286721: marked as forwarded "exim4 -bV -C /path/to/file" does not validate incorrect control= statements
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 11:48:20 -0800
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Subject: exim does not detect invalid configfile on startup.
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Re: Bug#286721: "exim4 -bV -C /path/to/file" does not validate incorrect 
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This is <http://bugs.debian.org/286721>
On 2004-12-21 Marc Sherman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Package: exim4
> Version: 4.34-8
> Severity: normal

> exim 4.34 does not support submission mode (it was added in 4.40).
> However, adding "control=submission" to an ACL in the 4.34 config file
> does not cause an error at startup (or with exim -bV).  The failure is
> only noticed when incoming mail hits the offending line in the ACL, and
> is deferred.

Indeed exim seems to not check the right hand-site of control=
statements for valid syntax on startup as it does for options et al.
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