Spam Attacks

Eli Wapniarski eli at
Thu Sep 15 06:28:36 IST 2011


I'm using good old fashioned sendmail as my mta.... It has a feature called 
"greet_pause" "Dunnno if qmail or postfix has this feature, but what this does 
is delay sending banners out for a specified amount of time (usually 
configured for between 1 -5 seconds). If a spammer / slammer starts sending 
before the acknowledgement from sendmail, the connection is summarily dropped.

Hope this helps all who have run into the slamming phenomenon.


On Tuesday 13 September 2011 13:36:44 Johan Hendriks wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >Thanks for your replies. As of today I've pointed 10 domains to a new
> >gateway and here are some stats.
> >
> >It's a bit crazy.
> [OT]
> How do you get these stats.
> [/OT]
> Thanks
> Regards
> Johan Hendriks
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