On Monday, January 6, 2003, at 07:51  PM, Paul Theodoropoulos wrote:

I got paged at 3 am because sbl.spamhaus.org was not responding, causing the smtp to stall. The frustrating part is that the -t option (timeout) for rblsmtpd doesn't appear to work. Anyone taken a stab at fixing this? I'd prefer that rblsmtpd default to allow the connection if the rbl cannot be reached in x seconds.
the -t option has to go at the _end_ of the declarations, rather than at the beginning where most options go. not sure why. but works for > me:

-rorbs.dorkslayers.com -rrelays.ordb.org -rrelays.visi.com -t15

will end the conversation at precisely fifteen seconds if it's not complete by then.
Excellent, thanks for the tip.  I'll try that.


Bill Shupp

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