On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 08:16:44PM -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
You will find many fixed upper resource limits in Courier. Overall, the
system design is oriented to limiting all sorts of potential sources of
denial of service attacks. Allowing the system an unlimited period of
time to receive a single message is just asking for trouble.
Wow - that's come as a bit of a shock. What's wrong with setting up similar
timeout options to sendmail and qmail, and setting some "sane" huge timeout
for a connection - like 12hours? Even I could live with that :-)
FYI, in all the years I've run mail servers, I've never seen SMTP sessions
under Qmail or Sendmail hang on for days on end because of such
"troublesome" timeout settings...