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Re: Too many smtpservers...
> I think this has come up some time ago, but I can't recall it.
> I'm experiencing the following problem: we are connected for
> the time being via a very low bandwidth channel to the internet.
> Be that not bad enough, it likes to go down from time to time,
> more often than I would like :-(
> So what ?
> Well, when it comes back online, PILES of mailers try opening
> smtp connections, well above the number the channel can sustain.
> Leave alone the local mailer that also has piles of mail, but
> I know how to deal with that part.
> So... has anybody dealt with this problem, I mean, has anybody
> make a mod to smtpserver to refuse connections when there are
> more than n already active ?
> If not, I'll go ahead and do it. Smth like responding
> "421 Too many SMTP sessions, try again later" sounds good ?
No, not yet such a mod (it isn't that hard to make one
either, but other time about that)
Alternative for you is to have nice co-operating site
defined which has MXes for you, and which resides on the Internet-
side of that link. Preferrably that secondary/tertiary MX:er should
run Zmailer, and have sensible queue definitions. (2 to 4 streams
to your country/site..)
Yet a third way is to introduce Bulk-MXing, -- no, propably not,
that is for another type of problem. There may be a paper at next
IETF about that, I can't be there though..
> Any insights are welcome!
> Carlos G Mendioroz <firstname.lastname@example.org> aka <email@example.com>
/Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>