OT - GreetPause question
campbell at cnpapers.com
Tue Oct 28 15:54:48 GMT 2008
I didn't think to look at the on-server docs.
Brendan Pirie wrote:
> I haven't used this feature in the access.db myself, but the sendmail
> documentation for 8.13.8 includes examples of this:
> If FEATURE(`access_db') is enabled, an access database
> lookup with the GreetPause tag is done using client
> hostname, domain, IP address, or subnet to determine the
> pause time:
> GreetPause:my.domain 0
> GreetPause:example.com 5000
> GreetPause:10.1.2 2000
> GreetPause:127.0.0.1 0
> which strongly suggest what you're doing "should" work.
> Steve Campbell wrote:
>> Done a little googling, but didn't see a specific answer. Don't
>> belong to the sendmail mail list, but probably should join - I belong
>> to too many already.
>> It's OT so I'll listen to whatever comes my way.
>> I use GreetPause. I have a default time set at 5000 in my
>> sendmail.mc(cf) for 5 seconds. I have my own servers set at 0 so that
>> there is no delay invoked. I have found where I can put different
>> delays other than zero for certain IPs to override the default in the
>> sendmail.cf, but I don't see it working (or maybe the spammers are
>> really following the rules and wait). The override feature of
>> GreetPause may only be valid in 8.14 sendmail for values other than 0.
>> So that is my question - is it valid to put something like
>> "GreetPause:xx.yy.zz 20000" in my access file, remake the
>> access.db in sendmail 8.13? It doesn't give a warning when I remake
>> it, but I see no pre-greeting messages for the inserted values in my
>> Thanks for any help. I'll continue looking elsewhere as I'm sure I've
>> just overlooked it.
>> Steve Campbell
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