[pmg-devel] [PATCH pmg-api/pmg-gui] allow / in local part of pmg-email-address

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Fri Jan 15 10:46:20 CET 2021

The following patchset is a result of investigating a thread in our
community forum [0].

While I'd consider e-mail addresses with '/' in the local-part quite odd,
as so often smtp RFCs are quite liberal with what smtp servers (have to)
accept. Postfix happily accepts mails with '/' in the local-part, and
should they end up in the quarantine, it is currently not possible to
remove them (short of waiting for quarantine retention period).

the 4 places where we use the pmg-email-address format are:
* quarantine (pmail parameter)
* statistics (contact, receiver, sender detail views)
* fetchmail
* pbsconfig (username)

the first two are problematic in the sense that external sources might
cause a mail-address with '/' to get stored. pbsconfig stores a username
with '/' (which then fails since the repository verification does not
expect a '/' in the username/token), fetchmail accepts it (and stores its
config with all special characters escaped)
only the statistics api calls are problematic, since the detail views pass
the mail-address as path component (and the decoding inside pve-http-server
breaks the api call resolution) - addressing this is the main part of the

It follows a similar series by Dominik for the user blocklists [1].

patch 1/5 for the api is a cleanup that caught my eye
patches 2+3 for the api could probably be squashed (happy to send a v2 for
this - but feel free to squash them if this gets applied as is)

tested it a bit on my setup (with a limited set of addresses in the
statistics database).

[1] https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pmg-devel/2020-March/000952.html

Stoiko Ivanov (5):
  api: statistics: remove unneeded RESTEnvironment
  api: statistics: refactor return for detail calls
  api: statistics: refactor detail calls
  api: statistics: make email a parameter
  utils: allow '/' inside email address localpart

 src/PMG/API2/Statistics.pm | 333 +++++++++++++++++++++----------------
 src/PMG/Utils.pm           |   2 +-
 2 files changed, 191 insertions(+), 144 deletions(-)

Stoiko Ivanov (1):
  statistics: use new api call for detailed stats

 js/ContactStatistics.js  |  9 ++++-----
 js/ReceiverStatistics.js |  9 ++++-----
 js/SenderStatistics.js   |  9 ++++-----
 js/StatStore.js          | 11 +++++++++--
 4 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)


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