MailScanner feature request

Chris W. Parker cparker at SWATGEAR.COM
Tue Jul 1 17:47:00 IST 2003

Julian Field <mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

> There is no way in MailScanner of asking the running processes what
> state they have stored. To do so I would have to fork off a thread in
> each process to sit and listen for status requests, which would
> probably also have to listen on a control port.

I see. Well that makes perfect sense.

> This opens it up to loads of nasty network attacks, requires a huge
> amount of code and doesn't really provide you with much more than you
> can get from cat-ing the configuration files. For things like
> rulesets, you would only be able to see the compiled version of the
> rules anyway, which most "normal people" can't understand anyway.

I had no idea such effort was involved, I thought it would be as easy as how you describe it with iptables.


More information about the MailScanner mailing list