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Re: Soft_Error_Limit/Sleep Time

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  • Victor Duchovni
    ... No, the opposite, tarpitting *consumes* resources (smtpd/cleanup processes) on your server, by making the bad sessions last longer. Connections are cheaper
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 29, 2005
      On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 01:25:48PM -0500, David Cary Hart wrote:

      > (I'm doing one of those main.cf parameter reviews to remember what I
      > forgot -;))
      >
      > I know that this will slow down a worm determined to reach the hard
      > limit. Would I be correct in assuming that this would also free up
      > resources for other clients connecting at the same time?
      >

      No, the opposite, tarpitting *consumes* resources (smtpd/cleanup
      processes) on your server, by making the bad sessions last
      longer. Connections are cheaper for the spammer than for you, so on the
      whole you don't want to do it.

      --
      Viktor.

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