On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Hector Santos wrote:
What you are implying is that SENDMAIL/EXIM is not FOLLOWING the continuation
lines correctly, taken the first line results and ignoring all remaining all
other lines in the response buffer.
I don't know about exim, but sendmail doesn't precisely ignore them. If
you're wondering what processing it does on them, well, you should
download the source and eyeball it: usersmtp.c, reply().
That is obvious broken CODE behavior and would be for over 25 years.
Please point to any text in RFC 821 that states that multiple *different*
reply codes may be returned for a single command.
And for some reason, I beginning to doubt your claim that it will break.
I find that completely unbelieve that SENDMAIL/EXIM will error out on this
type of usage:
Again, the code is out there. Looks to me like it's behaved like this for
over a dozen years.