[Mimedefang] RE: Multiplexor Issue
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Fri Feb 14 14:53:01 EST 2003
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Jesus Martinez Rubio wrote:
> I can't understand why you say "except in busy servers". Please, could you
> explain me?
MIMEDefang creates the spool directories like this:
mdefang-<time>-<counter>, where "time" is the time-of-day counter in
hexadecimal. If a message comes in, the directory might be called:
Once the message is processed, the directory is deleted. If another message
comes in quickly, it might get assigned the same name "mdefang-3D9ACAFE-1"
if the time-of-day hasn't been incremented yet.
The solution is as follows: In filter_relay, have your database system
generate a unique counter (using SEQUENCE or whatever.) Store this
counter in the file "./counter".
Your filter_sender, filter_recipient and remaining filter_* functions can
read the file "./counter" and get the database identifier.
You could even wrap it inside Perl functions store_unique_id() and
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