RE: Hard Error vs Soft Error

From: Michael Breton (no email)
Date: Fri Dec 19 2003 - 13:42:54 EST


> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Hard Error vs Soft Error
>
> Can someone tell me what the diffrence is between these (as postfix
> see's them).
> Thanx

Right from sample-smtpd.cf file:

----begin----
#
# TARPIT CONTROLS
#

# The smtpd_error_sleep_time parameter specifies the time in seconds
# the SMTP server waits before sending a 4xx or 5xx SMTP server error
# response. This prevents naive clients from going into an error -
# disconnect - connect - error loop.
#
smtpd_error_sleep_time = 1s

# The smtpd_soft_error_limit parameter specifies an error count lower
# limit. When an SMTP client has made this number of errors within
# a session, the server waits error_count seconds before responding
# to any client request.
#
smtpd_soft_error_limit = 10

# The smtpd_hard_error_limit parameter specifies an error count upper
# limit. The SMTP server disconnects after an SMTP client makes this
# number of errors within a session.
#
smtpd_hard_error_limit = 20

----end----

Does this answer your question?

Michael Breton
Commtel








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