On 9 November 1998, Karl Vogel
On Mon, 9 Nov 1998 14:14:34 +0200, daia(_at_)stoilow(_dot_)imar(_dot_)ro
L> On 9 November 1998, Jari Aalto+list.procmail
L> <jari(_dot_)aalto(_at_)poboxes(_dot_)com> wrote:
>> I've never met a system where Username would be case sensitive.
L> Umm, try using "Jari" instead of "jari" on a Unix system. :-)
I'm running sendmail-8.8.8 under Solaris 2.5.1 plus procmail. I
have no trouble sending local or remote messages to "vogelke",
"VOGELKE", or "VOgelke".
You miss the point. Try _logging in_ as "VOGELKE". Theoretically,
you may have both a "vogelke" and a "VOGELKE" on the same system, and
they would be are different. That is, for the system, not for sendmail
(with the default config). Still, as somebody pointed out earlier, the
user "VOGELKE" could never receive mail with the default sendmail setup.
This thread is starting to look recursive and quite off-topic, isn't it?
On 9 November 1998, Christopher Lindsey
I think we've come full circle here... To recap:
sendmail aliases are always case insensitive (unless you do some
sendmail addresses are case sensitive iff F=u is set
procmail 3.10 or earlier does not differentiate between upper and
lower case for delivery
Yes, and that's why things work as they are now. Basically, we have
several brain damages, that cancel out each other. :-) To fix all this
(and allow realistic handling of "VOGELKE" users), the following
conditions must be met:
(1) all MTAs should not change the case of the usernames;
(2) sendmail aliases should be case-sensitive;
(3) the default config for sendmail should be to use case-sensitive
(4) the MUAs should treat usernames as case-sensitive.
Since (1) is not likely to be fixed in the near future, there's no
much point in rambling about (2)-(4) either.
Dr. Liviu Daia e-mail: daia(_at_)stoilow(_dot_)imar(_dot_)ro
Institute of Mathematics web page: http://www.imar.ro/~daia
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