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Re: Load-average based SMTP receiver blocking ?

On Thu, 5 Jan 1995, Felix Lee wrote:
> how about, instead of dropping or rejecting the connection, hold on to
> the connection but sleep until the load avg drops.  the advantage is
> you keep greater control of incoming load.  (provided the sender
> doesn't timeout idle connections to quickly.)

This would probably cause big problems for single (or few) threaded 
MTAs.  The same problem with POP and IMAP clients who use SMTP to submit 

Probably not a good idea...


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