dblist(8)             Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse             dblist(8)


NAME

     dblist -- Database List Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse


SYNOPSIS

     dblist [-vVHD] [-G on | off] [-h homedir]
            [-C 'type h1 h2 h3 h4'] [-I server-ID] [-A dbaddr] [-L pathlen]
            [-P pages] [-T timestamp] [file1 file2 ...]


DESCRIPTION

     Dblist lists the contents of a DCC database as it does some consistency
     checking.

     -v   lists more of the database.  Additional information is produced with
          additional -v arguments.

     -V   displays the version of the DCC database lister.  Two or more -V
          options show the options with which it was built.

     -H   turns off the listing of the hash table as well as the analysis of
          the hash table.  Determining the worst case and average lengths of
          chains in the hash table can take a long time for a large database
          on a small computer.

     -D   turns off the listing of the data or checksum records.

     -G on
          lists a greylist database.

     -h homedir
          overrides the default DCC home directory, /var/dcc.

     -C 'type h1 h2 h3 h4'
          limits the listing to records containing that checksum or one of the
          other checksums specified with -C.  If the four hexadecimal values
          h1 h2 h3 h4 are absent, records with the matching type will be
          listed.  If type is absent, any checksum with the four hexadecimal
          values will be listed.  If the hexadecimal values h1 h2 h3 h4 are
          absent, all checksums of the specified type will be listed.

          The alternate form
          'server-ID {simple|commercial|ignore|rogue} at ID' can be used to
          select server-ID records of some types.

          As many as 16 checksums can be specified.

     -I server-ID
          limits the listing to records with that server-ID or one of the
          other server-IDs specified with -I.  As many as 16 server-IDs can be
          specified.

     -A dbaddr
          excludes database records before dbaddr.

     -L pathlen
          excludes records with path lengths shorter than pathlen.

     -P pages
          ignores all but the last pages of the database.

     -T timetamp
          excludes records with other timestamps.  A timestamp with a missing
          microsecond value matches any record with that second.  As many as
          16 timestamps can be specified.

     file1 file2 ...
          are names of databases to be listed.  The default is /var/dcc/dcc_db
          and its companion, /var/dcc/dcc_db.hash.  When -G on is used, the
          default files are /var/dcc/grey_db and /var/dcc/grey_db.hash.

     By default, the sizes of the main file and the hash table as well as how
     much they contain and values related to the performance of the hash are
     displayed.

     With a single -v, most of the mail database file and the contents of mem-
     ory mapped server flooding positions in the /var/dcc/flod.map file  are
     listed.  The listing starts with the serial number of the database file
     which is when old entries were last removed from it by dbclean(8) That is
     followed by similar lines showing the oldest timestamp of checksums not
     expired by dbclean and of mail that is not "spam."

     The flooding positions from the /var/dcc/flod.map file are record offsets
     or addresses in the main database file.

     A typical record in the main database file looks like:

       02/07/02 20:25:12.497032    5         1601              2fe5b94
            path: 103<-101<-1601
         Body      6       e2d3f96a c65aea01 3fece361 edff9ecf  2f21364 772d2
         Fuz1      many    6ff56fe8 ffc312d7 a5fe8f13 12a537ae  2f21364 200a9
         Fuz2      many    fac882b8 03eea34f bd792c40 2fe6fd54  2f21364 72816

     That example was received by a DCC server with server-ID 1601 at about
     8:25 UTC on the evening of February 7, 2000.  The report was about a mail
     message set to 5 addressees.  The report was then sent or `flooded' to
     the server with server-ID 101 which in turn sent it to a server with
     server-ID 103.  That server sent it to the local DCC server.  The record
     is at the address 0x2fe5b94 in the database.  The record contains 3
     checksums.  The simple checksum of the body of the message was 0xe2d3f96a
     0xc65aea01 0x3fece361 0xedff9ecf The total number of recipients of mes-
     sages with this body checksum known in the database is 6, which implies
     this checksum had been previously reported with a target count of 1.  The
     previous report in the database of a message with this body checksum is
     at 0x2f21364.  The hash table chain for this body checksum is computed to
     start at 0x772d2.  This report included two fuzzy checksums.  Both have
     been previously reported as having been sent to many targets.

     An asterisk (*) before the type of the checksum indicates that this
     checksum is redundant.  A report of many addressees makes all preceding
     reports redundant.

     The flooding of some database records is delayed, as shown by the string
     delayed after the server-ID.

     The string trimmed after the server-ID marks older reports that have had
     uninteresting checksums removed.  The string compressed after the server-
     ID would indicate that this older report has been trimmed and compressed
     with older reports.

     With two -v arguments, records added to the database by dbclean(8) from
     the server whitelist are also displayed.

     Three -v arguments cause the hash table to be displayed.  Three typical
     hash table entries look like:

             19b8:   19ee   19b7
             19b9:   19c0      0    90120 Fuz1
             19ba:      0      0  1b72300 Fuz1

     The entry in slot number 0x19b8 is unused or free.  Slot number 0x19b9 is
     the start of a chain of collisions or entries with the same hash value of
     0x19b9.  The next slot in this chain is at 0x19c0.  The corresponding
     Fuz1 checksum is at 0x9012 in the database.  The third slot at 0x19ba is
     also that of a Fuz1 checksum, but it is not part of a hash chain and its
     database record is at 0x1b72300.


FILES

     /var/dcc     is the DCC home directory containing data and control files.
     dcc_db       main file of DCC checksums.
     grey_dcc_db  main file of checksums used for greylisting.
     dcc_db.hash  database hash table for /var/dcc/dcc_db.
     grey_dcc_db.hash
                  database hash table for /var/dcc/grey_dcc.
     flod.map
     grey_flod.map
                  memory mapped flooding positions.


SEE ALSO

     cdcc(8), dcc(8), dbclean(8), dccd(8), dccifd(8), dccm(8), dccproc(8).


HISTORY

     Implementation of dblist was started at Rhyolite Software, in 2000.  This
     document describes version 1.3.162.

                               December 06, 2017

Man(1) output converted with man2html modified for DCC $Date 2001/04/29 03:22:18 $