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Subject: Bug#297060: marked as forwarded spfqtool generates spurious results, relies on resolve order
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From: martin f krafft <[email protected]>
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Subject: Fwd: Bug#297060: spfqtool generates spurious results, relies on 
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James, I think this is something you should address/decide.

If you want to follow the bug: http://bugs.debian.org/297060

You might also want to subscribe to the package tracking system at
http://packages.qa.debian.org/libs/libspf.html

Also, I am still waiting for 1.0 to be released. Are you going to do
so anytime soon?

----- Forwarded message from Marc Lehmann <[email protected]> -----

Package: spfqtool
Version: 0.99-1.0.0rc4-1
Severity: normal

spfqtool generates many spurious reports, as it looks up all sender
domains using the local domain search order, using unrelated spf records
which usually result in fail's.

for example:

   spfqtool -s [email protected] ...

will look up a txt record on google.com. and, if none found, will proceed
via the normal domain search configured in /etc/resolv.conf, for example,
my resolv.conf contains "search plan9.de", which will make spfqtool look up:

   google.com.plan9.de

and will use whatever txt record showing up there (which in my case leads
to a spurious "fail" for all spf-less domains, as I have a wildcard record
for all domains below plan9.de.

This is a bug, because the part after the @ is a fully-qualified domain
name.

I didn't tag this bug report as higher priority than normal, but this bug
leads (and has led) to actual mail loss in some configurations (such as
mine...).

The fix I applied locally was to replace the res_search (which explicitly
searches local domains) in libspf-0.99-1.0.0rc4/src/libspf/dns.c by a
res_query, which does not search extra domains.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-rc2
Locale: LANG=3DC, LC_CTYPE=3Dde_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=3DUTF-8)

Versions of packages spfqtool depends on:
ii  libspf0                  0.99-1.0.0rc4-1 the ANSI C SPF reference libra=
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