[Mimedefang] OT: sendmail limit connections

John john at jjgb.com
Wed Feb 23 12:58:20 EST 2005

At 10:15 AM 2/23/2005, you wrote:

>I have max daemon children set to 250.  Occasionally one machine will open 
>250 connections, probably spamming, so sendmail stops new connections.
>Is there a sendmail way to limit # of connections by ip address?

Read the docs for the latest sendmail releases after 8.13.x  There's tons ( 
Well, maybe not tons.) of ways to screw up people connecting fanatically to 
your mailserver.  I just loved it when they brought that stuff out in 
8.13.0 <G>

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