version 1.2.1 of the DCC

Tod D. Ihde
Mon Sep 1 04:38:57 UTC 2003

I will build new .debs & upgrade tomorrow evening.

Say, is anyone running debian on Sun hardware? I have my UltraSparc 
running debian woody now, and will start building .debs for Sun hardware 
as well.


Vernon Schryver wrote:

>Version 1.2.1 of the DCC source is in
> and
>The CHANGES file starts with:
>    Fix typo in default map.txt noted by Michael Ghens.
>    Fix undetected hash table size overflow noted by Leandro Santi.
>    Fix "BRAND" error in start-dccd.
>    Fix inflation of target counts on greylisted messages.
>    Dccd is off in the default dcc_conf.
>    Reduce default greylist embargo to 4.5 minutes.
>1.2.0 seems as good as 1.1.45 as long as you stay away from greylisting,
>and greylisting hasn't had and catastrophic crashes.  So it seems time
>to try 1.2.1 more widely.
>Greylisting is definitely interesting.  The biggest problem is that
>some legitimate SMTP clients retry as quickly as 1 second (,
>while some 419 spammers wait as long as 5 or 6 minutes between tries.
>5 minute retries seem popular among legitimate SMTP clients.
>I'm currently playing with a compromise embargo of 4.5 minutes.
>Vernon Schryver
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