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Old 04-28-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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Adding a delay to Sendmail due to mailbombing

Perhaps the idea of *adding* a delay whilst receiving mail seems stupid but my mailserver gets bombed from time to time resulting in a heavy load.

I'm not really sure that this is the best way to spare my server but perhaps introducing half a sec (or so) delay before accepting a connection would take care of the bombing viruses that don't open multiple sessions?

So my question is: Is there an option in Sendmail that in some way might delay the process of receiving mail?
Old 04-28-2004, 12:33 PM   #2
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You may want to check out the term "tarpitting":


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