[Lugge] [jmerkey@vger.timpanogas.org: Re: Microsoft IE6 is crashing with Linux 2.4.X]

  • From: Daniele Venzano <venza@xxxxxx>
  • To: LUGGe mailing list <lugge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 22:52:00 +0100

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----- Forwarded message from "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 01:45:28 -0700
> From: "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To:   linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc:   linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, jmerkey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Microsoft IE6 is crashing with Linux 2.4.X
> X-Mailing-List:       linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> The mail server was down for over 9 hours today.  Suffice to say if 
> you are using RedHat Seawolf with Sendmail 8.11.X you need to upgrade 
> to 8.12.00 and enable UseMSP=Yes and set up the indirect submission
> methods for smmsp:smmsp.  I used tcpdump and determined that IE6 will 
> send "hidden" emails to addresses at msn.com (they appeared random).  I 
> have no idea why it is doing this, but these emails appeared to contain 
> system level information.  There was also obvious (and very nasty) packet 
> corruption from IE6 that sendmail 8.11.X does not handle very well at all
> whe it gets these corrupted packets.  
> Mail server up.  IE6 in the trash can.  We'll try this one at a later date.
> Need to warn Linux users that IE6 is severely broken and can result in 
> severe crashes on Linux systems.  It also caused a W2K server to crash and 
> blue screen as well today.  My mail server was non-functional for most 
> of the afternoon due to IE6 mail clients in the building periodically 
> causing email flood storms on Seawolf with Sendmail 8.11.X and Linux 
> 2.4.14.
> Jeff
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 02:45:39PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> > According to some folks who responded to this, IE6 is just plain broken.  I
> > apologize for the lateness of responding, but my Linux server crashed with
> > sendmail spawing thread after thread and my /var/spool/mqueue directory
> > filled to bursting with corrupted mail headers.  IE6 got into some kind of
> > braindead loop where it started flooding sendmail with tons of bogus (and
> > garbage) mail headers.
> > 
> > It's clearly a piece of sh_t browser.  This latest release qualifies as a
> > computer virus.  It's much more destructive that lion every dreamed of
> > being.
> > 
> > Jeff
> > 
> > 
----- End forwarded message -----

Daniele Venzano
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