[Mimedefang] Debian squeeze postfix mimedefang
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Jun 15 18:30:25 EDT 2011
On Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:54:42 +0200
Michiel Brandenburg <apex at xepa.nl> wrote:
> I have seen this problem too, I have looked at the code and it seems
> that there is a delay between the creation of the socket (using
> smfi_setconn mimedefang.c line 2442) and exit of the parent process
> after daemonizing. Could it be that the smfi_setconn only indicates
> the intent to create the socket and does not do the actual socket
> creation itself ? Just theorizing here mind you.
That's the case. Newer versions of the milter library have a
smfi_opensocket function to cause the socket to actually be
I can have MIMEDefang call smfi_opensocket if it's compiled against
a version of milter that has it.
> A better fix might be to let the parent process exit only when the
> socket has been created, don't know if this is a wanted feature but
> it might be the best solution.
I think it is. Polling for the socket once every 200ms or so from the
parent and exiting if it doesn't appear within 5 seconds makes sense.
I will look at making those changes.
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