Tomcat problem found
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Tomcat problem found
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 15 Jan 91 19:20:32 UTC
Well, after much head-scratching the problem with tomcat barfing seems to
have been fixed.
What seems to have been the case is that ucsd.edu had a message queued to
send to tomcat that had in the text a line beginning with ".. " followed
by more text. The internal mailer in NOS took the first "." as the end-of-
text delimiter, but the code was bombarded by the rest of the message coming
in. Somehow this caused what I believe to be a stack overflow in the 8/28
version of NOS, causing instant death!
My fix was pretty trivial -- I replaced NOS with a copy of the old NET
(ver.31) which didn't croak, allowed the bogus message to be delivered,
and then brought NOS up again.