Bug 4903

Summary: spamc shouldn't use the -t parameter as connection timeout
Product: Spamassassin Reporter: David Schweikert <dws>
Component: spamc/spamdAssignee: SpamAssassin Developer Mailing List <dev>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P5    
Version: 3.1.1   
Target Milestone: Undefined   
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
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Description David Schweikert 2006-05-17 18:21:50 UTC
When a host is down, spamc does try three times to contact one of the hosts
given with -d and fails after the third failure. Everytime, the value given with
-t is used before the next host is tried. If, for example, -t 300 is used and
the spamd server(s) is down, it is going to take 15 minutes until spamc exits,
which is 3 times the timeout that I am expecting.

If you combine this for example with Postfix's killing of the delivery process
after another timeout value (which you might intuitively choose a little bit
higher than what is set for spamc), then the system starts to send bounces back.

I think that using the '-t'-specified value as connect-timeout is not necessary
and doesn't do what the user expects. Setting the connect-timeout to a fixed
value like 5 or 10 seconds should be ok in any case. If necessary, a separate
parameter for the connect-timeout could be used...