DCC version 1.3.56/2.3.56 released

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Fri May 18 02:41:48 UTC 2007


Version 1.3.56 of the DCC source is in
http://www.dcc-servers.net/dcc/source/dcc.tar.Z  and
http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/source/dcc.tar.Z

Commercial version 2.3.56 of the DCC Reputation code is in the usual place.

Improvements in predictions of the required hash table size are
important for DCC servers with less than 2 GByte of RAM.  Relaxing
the 2 GByte limit on database size for 32-bit systems is important
to servers with more than 3 GBytes.  Also note `updatedcc -K`.

The CHANGES file starts with:
    Dccd continues parsing /var/dcc/blacklist after a bad line instead
	of stopping.
    Change dcc-stats-graph to not use --alt-y-mrtg with rrdtool version 1.2.
    Do not save dccd client list when running with -Gon.
    Dccd continues to inflate queue wait for 5 minutes after flooding
	resumes so that the database will be good for clients.
    Add -K to updatedcc for "cron mode" to not install code, restart daemons,
	or otherwise disturb things by installing the same version.
    Improve server queue delay measurement when the system is too slow
	to keep up with incoming floods.
    Do not use MAXHOSTNAMELEN for domain name lengths because on Linux
	it is only 64 bytes.  This implies a new version of the /var/dcc/map
	file.  Old versions of the file are automatically upgraded, but that
	implies problems if you install old versions of the DCC client
	programs.
    Dccm, dccifd, and dccproc delete all old X-DCC headers instead of only
	those with the same brand name as the current DCC server to fix
	problem reported by Frank Tegtmeyer.
    Fix unrecognized data /var/dcc/dccd_clients message.
    Improve DCC server hash table size estimation to help servers with
	1 GByte or less or more than 3 GByte of RAM.
    Fix "flooding not stopped before ADMN DB UNLOCK" problem reported by
	Tomasz Potega.
    dcc-stats-graph no longer labels "Spam Ratio" graphs with '%' because
	recent versions of rrdtool graph no longer understand "--units %%"

/var/dcc/libexec/updatedcc should automagically fetch, build, and
install the commercial or free version, depending on the .updatedcc_pfile
file, unless you have installed a version of Linux with the broken
default `sort` collating sequence since last upgrading.  If so, an
easy way to get the old updatedcc script working is to delete the
entire /var/dcc/build/dcc directory before running updatedcc.


Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com




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