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From: Rose, Bobby
Date: 2007-09-08 12:14:21 -0400
Subject: Re: Milter-error Issue

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I'm still seeing problems with milter-error.  Sometimes it just doesn't
find the tags in the access.db for an excluded host. If I restart, it
behaves properly again but the failure rate is just too high as it's
rejecting hosts that I want to exclude.  Is anyone else using
milter-error and seeing this kind of problem?  I don't see this problem
with milter-sender.

-----Original Message-----
From: milters-bounce@milter.info [mailto:milters-bounce@milter.info] On
Behalf Of Rose, Bobby
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 11:26 AM
To: milters@milter.info
Subject: [milters] Milter-error Issue

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In July, I started using milter-error in the hope of dealing with repeat
offenders but sometimes I see that even if I have a
milter-error-connect: x.x.x  OK for exclusions, I sometimes see
milter-error not excluding hosts with an IP in that subnet range.  Most
of the time it does exclude but occassionally it doesn't.  It can go for
hours behaving appropriately but then occassionally start applying the
general milter-error offender policy for a short period of time, then
it'll start working fine again (well short of the cache-ttl).  When I've
increased logging, it looks like milter-error is doing the access.db
lookup but doesn't seem to be matching on those occassions that it's
misbehaving, even if I'm whitelisting the IP itself.  Is milter-error
sensitive to the access.db being rebuilt?  I do have a process that
looks at the mail logs and dynamically block IP's and remakemap the
access file after being updated.  Milter-sender has never seem to have a
problem with it, but then it's developmentally more mature.

Bobby Rose
Senior Systems Administrator
MSIS Network Operations
Wayne State University School of Medicine =3D20

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