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From: YourShop SA Hosting
Date: 2005-04-15 05:29:12 -0400
Subject: Re: milter-spamc, is it possible to make the error message sent to the client less verbose

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On 2005-04-15 11:15:36, Anthony Howe wrote:
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> YourShop SA Hosting wrote:
> > Spamd probably wasn't available and I got the following message in
> > the log of the client:
> > 
> > Apr 14 09:05:01 gamma sm-mta[442]: j3E751iB000442: Milter
> > (milter-spamc): error connecting to filter: Connection refused by
> > /var/lib/milter-spamc/socket
> 
> This is a Sendmail message stating that it can't connect to the milter. 
> Did the milter die, crash, or is it extremely busy with SpamAssassin 
> (spamd)?
> 
> I believe I've written about this before here and on the SAGE mailing 
> list. I've also written an article for an upcoming issue of the USENIX 
> magazine ;login: "Shoot the Messenger: Some Techniques for Spam 
> Control". In the article I talk about problems with SpamAssassin being 
> "the pig of a Perl process from hell".
> 
> I suggest looking at the -K option:
> 
> http://www.milter.info/milter-spamc/index.shtml#MaxKiloBytes
> 
> Also if you have LARGE Bayes databases forming on your server, consider 
> disabling the rebuilding of the spamd Bayes files per message and 
> instead setup a cronjob to do it at off-peak times.
> 
> > Has anyone an idea whether it's possible to make milter-spamc less
> > verbose in what it sends to the client ?
> 
> I don't follow the question. Who is the client here? Do you mean the 
> connection SMTP client, the milter-spamc client of spamd, or the end 
> user recipient / customer / client receiving the message?

It is the connecting SMTP client who received the above message. I don't like it 'cause I
consider it reveals too much about the installation.

Claudio

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