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Re: smail problem: file table overflow

> however, once my PPP connection went down, smail suddenly couldn't
> resolve any hostnames, and suddenly flooded the mail queue with all
> the remaining messages, going so fast that it eventually ran out of
> process table entries (i think!).
> my solution was to change my invocation of smail to include the `-Q'
> flag, which tells smail to simply queue the message and not deliver it
> immediately.  this seemed to work fine -- smail happily queued the
> messages and started delivering them at the next queue interval.

I guess I'll try that. This makes me even more concerned about smail's
suitability for medium-to-heavy email traffic, though.

#!/usr/bin/perl -lisubstr($_,39+38*sin++$y/9,2)=$s # jeh22@cornell.edu
for($s='  '||McQ;$_='JOEY HESS 'x8;print){eval$^I} #         Joey Hess
      "How appropriate, you fight like a cow." - - Guybrush Threepwood

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