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Re[2]: Syntax question: smtp-policy.spam

On Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:40:26 +0300 Matti Aarnio <mea@nic.funet.fi> wrote:

> > >   If the program gives unexpected outputs (like some PERL syntax
> error),
> > >   the policy report is considered to be "-1 550 5.7.1 ...",  which
> > >   might not be quite wanted -- especially when the reason is a perl
> > >   goofup..
> > 
> > Shouldn't the smtpserver give a 4xx code and syslog an error if the
> > program behaves unexpectedly?
>   Like I said, it is "fragile".  I need to have a moment to
>   re-engineer it to have sensible behaviour in absense of
>   proper responses.

With the recent exposion of spam and virus traffic, I became concerned
about content filtering.  But I am wandering if extra fork()/exec() for every
message is practical...  We currently process well over a million messages
per day.  Ideally, content filter might be built in smtpserver binary, with
filtering rules dynamically reloadable the same way as current policy database.

Eugene Crosser, head of Internet Applications section, +7 501 787 1000
ROL, Teleross, Golden Telecom, http://user.rol.ru/~crosser/

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