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Id: 123652
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Queue: Mail-Sendmail

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Subject: Online Tests fail in company networks and in some DSL provider networks
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Online tests fail in some company networks due to standard SPAM/Malware prevention measures, e.g. only the official mail servers may connect directly to the internet. All other connections are blocked. As for many ISPs, especially Dial-in and DSL, their IP ranges are often on SPAM lists, thanks to Microsoft's approach to security *facepalm* For example: Show quoted text
> > PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 "/home/cavac/bin/CavacPerl-5.26.1/bin/perl" "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-MTest::Harness" "-> > e" "undef *Test::Harness::Switches; test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/*.t > t/original.t .. 1/2 Server said: 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [] blocked using >; > t/original.t .. Failed 1/2 subtests > > Test Summary Report > ------------------- > t/original.t (Wstat: 0 Tests: 2 Failed: 1) > Failed test: 2 > Files=1, Tests=2, 0 wallclock secs ( 0.02 usr 0.00 sys + 0.02 cusr 0.00 csys = 0.04 CPU) > Result: FAIL > Failed 1/1 test programs. 1/2 subtests failed.
For my purposes, this doesn't matter, i am using dedicated mail servers that have my systems whitelisted in one way or another. But it means a lot more work/time when installing, since i have to run the installation of this module manually after it breaks the usual installing-as-dependency chain for the CPAN shell. Possible solutions: *) Make the online tests optional *) Run a dedicated "dummy" mailserver for the tests locally.

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