[Mimedefang] OT: sendmail limit connections

Arthur Corliss corliss at digitalmages.com
Wed Feb 23 12:52:36 EST 2005

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, -ray 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?

The code base for poprelayd could do that quite simply.  Just tail the logs
and update a db with a connection count per IP.  You'd have to modify the
ruleset a bit, but all in all, that would be pretty easy.

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