On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, B. L. Jilek wrote:
> Hi Steven!
> On Wed, 03 Jan 2007, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, William wrote:
>>> Here's how I send an attachment. It works.
>> Are you saying that you don't see a message in the form:
>> Chain: aarg,frell,itys,george
>> when you invoke it? Very strange. I even downloaded and built a
>> backlevel version (2.9.0) - same thing. No matter what I do it sends one
>> copy to every chain (i.e. in the example above it took it upon itself to
>> mail (7) copies of the message.
>> Which would be fine, except none arrive at the destination address - 0%
>> If I don't attempt to attach anything it works correctly, announcing a
>> single chain and ultimately delivering the message.
>> What version are folks using? This is very frustrating.
> I have not been able to duplicate this using the same commands you are
> with Mixmaster 3.0b2. I don't normally use mixmaster on the command
> line but with Mutt. The only thing that I can think of is the size of
> your attachment. I'm not positive how mixmaster reacts to attachments
> but could it be breaking it up into multiple parts. Then perhapse the
> remailer network is rejecting them because of size. This is just a
I think you hit it! Looks as if mixmaster breaks attachments up into
chunks of about 10KB each and sends each bit to a different chain of
remailers. Note that the final step is the same for all of the ones
above, since that's presumably where it's reassembled.
If I try with a single 4K file, I only see one chain announced. The
attempt described in my previous message was a 70K file, thus the (7)
Why none of them are getting through is still a puzzle, though.