[CentOS] mail/access revisited
sam at wa4phy.net
Mon Mar 13 20:08:25 UTC 2006
Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Saturday 11 March 2006 23:31, Sam Drinkard wrote:
>> have listed to pass thru. I also thought perhaps there might be some
>> "upper limit" to the number of entries sendmail could handle. What do
>> the sendmail guru's think about that idea? I may reduce the number of
>> entries from the current 275 +/- down to just the most offensive TLD's
>> and see what happens. Short of that, are there any other thoughts ya'll
>> might have as to why it still passes the stuff I want blocked?
> On the upper limit issue, here's some output from a machine I help with (I am
> not the mail admin on this machine, though, and I don't necessarily agree
> with doing anti-spam with REJECT lines in access....):
> [root at www mail]# ls -l access
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1120618 Feb 22 06:36 access
> [root at www mail]# pwd
> [root at www mail]# wc -l access
> 38628 access
> [root at www mail]# grep DISCARD access|wc -l
> [root at www mail]# grep REJECT access|wc -l
> [root at www mail]# grep RELAY access|wc -l
> [root at www mail]# cat /etc/redhat-release
> CentOS release 4.2 (Final)
> [root at www mail]# rpm -q sendmail
> [root at www mail]#
> Yes, thirty-eight thousand six hundred twenty-eight lines. Works fine. I
> don't think 275 entries hits any upper limit.
Just out of curiosity, does the access file have a combination of
hostnames and IP's or is it strictly one or the other? I've got both.
I was mistaken about the linecount too.. there are 625 lines instead of
275, but that apparently is not an issue.
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