What is "The Internet" TCP/IP or UNIX-to-UNIX ?

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Mon Apr 5 10:21:34 CDT 2010

Jim Mercer <jim at reptiles.org> wrote:

> if the script determined an email was > X bytes (100k?), the message body
> was rewritten with:
> "Contents removed at LSUC, email is not a file transport protocol."
> and the mail was left to continue on its path.
> i kinda feel like adding the same script back into my servers.

I have my Sendmail configured to cut off anything past 256 KB in the
collect phase.  At first I had it configured to reject the whole message
(close the SMTP connection while the junk is still spewing), but people
started assuming that my E-mail address was bad instead of realizing
that they were sending oversize junk, so I've changed it to cut off and
discard the excess fat, but still let the first 256 KB through so I at
least see that someone tried to send me something.

Files are meant to be FTPed, not E-mailed.  If someone is too stupid to
use a real command line FTP client to upload a file to my FTP drop box,
I make them use www.yousendit.com.


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