[Mimedefang] New Sober version bringing MD to its knees?

Aleksandar Milivojevic alex at milivojevic.org
Sat Nov 26 00:15:31 EST 2005

David F. Skoll wrote:
> Fernando Gleiser wrote:
>>It worked flawlessly until the last version of sober hit it a couple of
>>days ago. Since then that piece of cr*p is hitting it with bursts
>>where the server gets 60+ mails in less than 10seconds, so MD runs out
>>of slaves.
> You might want to set the ConnectionRateThrottle parameter in Sendmail
> (confCONNECTION_RATE_THROTTLE in sendmail.mc) quite low, like to around 3.
> That delays connections if more than 3/second come in.

For 40+ mail accounts?  Set it to 1.  Way more than enough.  He probably 
receives at most several emails per minute (if that much).

Also.  Set number of slaves to something hardware can handle.  Worst 
case is, some email will get delayed when he gets hit.  Usually, not 
really a big deal.  Make sure virus scanner runs first (ClamAV is 
usually light weight enough not to kill machine), and that no filtering 
is done if virus is detected (like it is done in default MD 
configuration).  No point in running SpamAssassin on something that is 
going to be rejected anyhow...

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