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Re: timer restrictions



On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Christopher McCrory wrote:

> 	I had a problem user today.  For some reason he decided to pop his mail
> every 5 seconds for a while.  This caused inetd to shut off pop for 15
> minutes (failing looping...).  Has anyone done any "time between
> invocations" modules.  i.e.  max connects=10 per hour, etc.  With
> ipop3d, AFAIK,  one reject will show the client down.   Yes, no, maybe? 
> This might be my new project...

This isn't a pam-based solution, but there are other inetd servers out
there, such as xinetd, which handle these sorts of scenarios a little
better (our pop server at work gets his often enough during normal use to
cause inetd to block the service...)

-Steve Langasek



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