[Mimedefang] Testing for port #/TLS in filter_relay

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Fri Feb 29 21:15:20 EST 2008

Philip Prindeville wrote:

> By the time that MAIL FROM: is seen, fork()'s have happened, etc.


The fork() happens right after the connection is accepted, even before

> and it's a bit late to avoid the overhead that could be otherwise be avoided 
> by balking at the connection early on.

The difference is very minor, certainly not worth loading more complexity
into MIMEDefang.  If saving that bit of overhead actually makes a difference,
then you shouldn't be running MIMEDefang at all, because MIMEDefang is
not exactly lightweight.



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