[sylpheed:32548] connection error vs dns lookup error

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Thu Aug 7 16:40:11 JST 2008


I have here a little incorrect error message, if sylpheed
fails to look up a host name:

$ host mail.blastwave.org
Host mail.blastwave.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
and from the log:

* Connecting to SMTP-Server: mail.blastwave.org ...
** LibSylph-WARNING: can't connect to server.
** LibSylph-WARNING: [09:35:16] Can't connect to SMTP server.

** Can't connect to SMTP server.

Of course, the problem is that someone played with the
DNS server, but sylpheeds error message misled me to think
that the server itself is unreachable.
IMHO sylpheed should report here that it had a DNS lookup error
instead of a connection error.

I am currently running sylpheed on windows and don't have
access to a linux box at the moment, so i cannot say whether
this is a windows only or a general issue.


			Attila Kinali
A strange game.
The only winning move is not to play.
			-- Joshua, WarGames

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