[Mimedefang] Poll: Who uses the "filter_tick" and "map" functionality of MIMEDefang? (-X and -N options to mimedefang-multiplexor)

Michiel Brandenburg apex at xepa.nl
Thu Apr 28 02:11:07 EDT 2016

Hi Dianne,

> I'm looking at stripping out unused features from MIMEDefang.
> 1) Does anyone use the "-X n" feature that calls a function called
> filter_tick every "n" seconds?  If not... I'd like to nuke.
I have this in use to perform some internal cache purges.  This can be
worked around so I do not see a problem removing this.

> 2) Does anyone use the "-N map_sock" feature that provides a
> SOCKETMAP to Sendmail 8.13+?  If not... again, I'd like to nuke.
I use this feature, but as some of the responses are (possibly) too
large for mimedefang to handle I am also running a seperate socketmap
server just for that one call (the VirtHost one).

I can move the socketmap code currently in use to that seperate
socketmap process (although I would have to refactor that one to handle
concurrent calls).

Anything is good (and maybe release it under a new major version, as
already mentioned).

Michiel Brandenburg

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