[SA-exim] sa-exim patch for IPv6 support + status of sa-exim

Marc MERLIN marc at merlins.org
Wed Dec 18 06:21:06 PST 2013

[added sa-exim list]

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 12:21:09PM +0100, Robert Tasarz wrote:
> Hi,
> As above, I've patched sa-exim, to properly greylist IPv6 addresses.
> It's in Debian bug tracker here:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=508161#27
> So I thought you may be interested in integrating it.
> regards,
>   Robert Tasarz

Hi Robert, 

Thank you for contributing to sa-exim.

So, to be honest, I should update my page to say that sa-exim has indeed
been unmaintained by me since 2006 and that it's only still working in
debian thanks to the efforts of Magnus (thanks again Magnus).
I don't know if it works in any other non debian derived distribution, maybe
some took the debian patches.

In case you wonder, I first started having less time to work on this due to
work and other hobbies, and also sa-exim became less relevant due to Exiscan
that did similar things, although not as well, but close enough for most.
As a result, most people use exiscan and stopped caring about sa-exim.

Ironically, I still use sa-exim myself because it is better at what it does
than exiscan, and use Magnus' version in debian which has a few patches to
make it work with newer exims.

Back to your question on the patch, getting it in debian is likely the best
way since my sa-exim source from 2006 doesn't work as is anymore anyway as
far as I know.

Magnus, if you'd like me to list you as official maintainer on my page and
state that debian is the canonical source now, I'd be happy to.
Or, if anyone would like to take it over and host it on his/her own page,
I'm happy to point to your page too and give you the mailing list.

Either way, I'm happy to make things right to make things more clear for
whatever limited future sa-exim might still have :)

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