Sendmail Five Second Greeting Delay
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Fri Apr 2 18:13:10 UTC 2010
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> writes:
> Ident queries like this will cause a delay if the other side doesn't
> respond respond to the ident query. That's typical behaviour for most
> machines that run firewalls nowadays. Given that ident is broken as
> designed (see rant in other post) turning it off is a good idea in my book.
I consider it polite for firewalls to actively refuse to open the
connection (TCP reset) rather than just dropping the request, though.
There's really no downside to doing so.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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