[Mimedefang] Another Feature Request
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu May 9 21:07:10 EDT 2002
On Thu, 9 May 2002 17:40:19 -0700 (PDT) Anthony Slay
<anthony at ocga.ucsd.edu> wrote:
> I, unfortunately, had to revert back to pre-mimedefang because I received
> some "451 4.7.1 Please try again later" messages that are kinda
> unacceptable when it comes to business here (bummer). This happened
> about 3 or so times today for about a minute at a time. Spawning too
> many slaves just works the cpu even harder.
Even with the latest beta, which tries to pace the spawning of slaves?
> Anyway, getting to he point, it would be nice if Mimedefang could be run
> on a different machine on the network so that machine "A" wanting to use
> mimedefang's filtering ability just has to correctly rebuild their
> sendmail configuration to use machine "B"'s running mimedefang processes.
In theory, it can be; you can supply a tcp connection for mimedefang's
"-p" flag. Milter has some syntax for doing this:
mimedefang -p inet:port at hostname
So if you want mimedefang to listen on port 9989, I think you do this:
mimedefang -p inet:9989
In the Sendmail config file, the connection is
Xmimedefang, S=inet:9989 at 192.168.3.12, ...
assuming Mimedefang is running on 192.168.3.12
mimedefang and mimedefang-multiplexor and all the slaves must run on
the same machine, but they can run on a different machine than sendmail.
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