qmail setup temporarily stopping mail forwarded by MailScanner box

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Tue Apr 5 09:16:11 IST 2005

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Jason Balicki wrote:
> Dhawal Doshy <> wrote:
>>do you tarpitting enabled in qmail (some files like tarpit* in
>>/var/qmail/control)? if yes, you could control it via the tcp.smtp
>>file for specific ip addressess
> I couldn't find any tarpit* files in /var/qmail/control.
> (Nor anywhere on the system if the slocate db is to
> be trusted.)
> I did go ahead and add the variables below into
> tcp.smtp, but the traffic is too low right now
> to test (of course.)
> I'll keep an eye on it, but right now there's
> nothing to report.
> Thanks for the tip and I hope that's the answer.
>>Use the following env variables in tcp.smtp:
> --J(K)

One more way to check if tarpit has been compiled into qmail is this:
# grep tarpit /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd
Binary file /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd matches

Here's a way to stop using it:
# cat /etc/tcp.smtp

And finally make sure, your /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-smtpd/run is
using '-x /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb' via tcpserver.

- dhawal

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