[CentOS] Re: Kind of OT: internal imap server

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Fri Sep 1 23:34:34 UTC 2006

>>> Actually you can have multiple milter processes if you want, but
>>> MimeDefang handles about everything.  Also, sendmail has separate
>>> conversations with the milter(s) for each operation which
>>> MimeDefang might hand off to different slaves.  The side effect
>>> is that you don't block on some other long-running process unless
>>> you are out of slaves but you also can't count on globals that
>>> you set in one step (checking the sender or recipients) to be
>>> available in later steps - but MimeDefang passes most of the
>>> information you need each time and has dropped a complete
>>> copy of the message broken out into its MIME components in
>>> files where the programs can find them (hence the name and
>>> the advantage of running multiple scanners under its control).
>> So you are saying that mimedefang is not reliable if not provided enough 
>> resources.
> No, I didn't say anything even close to suggesting that - and I'm
> curious as to why you imagined I did.  What I said was that different
> phases of the filtering are likely to be handled in different processes
> so your programming should be done accordingly.
Well, I did not quite get your 'can't count on globals' which you put 
after 'unless you are out of slaves'. That gave the impression that 
something was not on if you run out of resources. Are the globals you 
talk about ones you set or sendmail sets?

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