[Esd-l] Making procmail play "nice"

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Fri Sep 26 23:26:06 PDT 2003

At 11:26 AM 9/26/2003, Kenneth Porter wrote:

>Not to belittle John's package (it's saved my network a bunch) but for this
>kind of thing you might want to look at MIMEDefang. It's a milter that plugs
>into sendmail and filters the mail before the SMTP transaction completes. The
>core is written in C and uses a "multiplexor" model to distribute work to a
>pool of child processes to perform the actual filtering. The children each
>have a copy of Perl 

Oops! Stop right there. This means lots of overhead. I'd want to avoid
invoking an instance of Perl, since this involves several megabytes of
working set and compilation of a script.


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