Re: [OT] balsa list processor violates RFC3156
- From: Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj stampede org>
- To: Albrecht Dreß <albrecht dress arcor de>
- Cc: Balsa-Liste <balsa-list gnome org>, balsa-list-admin gnome org
- Subject: Re: [OT] balsa list processor violates RFC3156
- Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 11:19:10 -0500
actually, this should be fine. the footer is being appended to the end
of the multipart (postface component of the multipart/signed which is
not actually treated as a subpart) and so doesn't change the content.
On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 10:24, Albrecht Dreß wrote:
> this is *really* OT, but the balsa list processor violates rfc3156 when
> distributing signed messages...
> Such messages have the mime type multipart/signed, which according to
> rfc3156, section 5, MUST consist of exactly two parts. The list processor,
> though, appends stuff like
> : --TheMimeSeparator--
> : _______________________________________________
> : balsa-list mailing list
> : firstname.lastname@example.org
> : http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/balsa-list
> The resulting message has a (forbidden) third part without any mime info.
> In this situation, the right way would be (as the GnuPG mailing list does)
> to create a message like
> (whatever the signed stuff is) <--- original message contents
> application/pgp-signature <--- original message signature
> text/plain <--- the balsa list info trailer
> Sorry for the noise, just my ¤ 0.01...
> Cheers, Albrecht.
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