Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mail/clamsmtp
To: None <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 06/15/2007 13:38:33
Martti Kuparinen wrote:
> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	martti
> Date:		Fri Jun 15 09:47:06 UTC 2007
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/mail/clamsmtp: Makefile
> 	pkgsrc/mail/clamsmtp/files:
> Log Message:
> Added clamsmtpd_maxwait (default is 600 seconds). This makes it possible
> to define how long clamsmtpd should wait for clamd.

Our server (NetBSD/amd64 4.0_BETA2) is a 2.33 GHz dual-core Intel Xeon with 4 GB 
RAM and disks connected to a hardware RAID controller so it should be fast 
enough for this kind of stuff. Yesterday I saw clamd taking it nice-and-slow, it 
took almost 7 minutes(!) until the /tmp/clamd socket appeared. "DNS", you might 
say... No, name resolution was working just fine.

So, my conclusion is that having a long default is better than having a system 
which might not have a working SMTP setup after reboot. Feel free to use a 
smaller/larger value in /etc/rc.conf.