Limiting INN's NNRP connections per IP

Matus "fantomas" Uhlar uhlar at
Tue Aug 27 09:55:24 UTC 2002

-> >> Urgh. This won't solve my problems.  Because nnrpd will be run by innd
-> >> and connection will be made.  The nnrpd process will be run, it will
-> >> take resources and cpu.  It just will be dropped later :(
-> > man innd, and look at the -H and -X options.

well, these don't define maxclientsperhost option which will be nice to add

-> If someone has a chance, it would be cool to put those options into nnrpd
-> -D as well.
-> Although another good solution to this is to run nnrpd under some
-> inetd-style server that can do rate limiting or limit the number of
-> connections per IP address.  tcpserver unfortunately can't do that; does
-> anyone know if xinetd can?

others answered. Now I have one question about nnrpd - can it take advantage
of running one master and slaves? shared active table, shared configuration
file, or at least that config is pre-processed by master on startup and slaves
only need to talk to user?

If so, it would be proabbly not very good idea to run nnrpd from any sort of

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