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Subject: Re: Yahoo
From: Tim Pierce <twp @ rootsweb . com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 11:51:20 -0400
To: Rick Rountree <rick @ dundee . net>
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <NCBBJOFIAKNAGEEAJCJOGEHEIGAA . rick @ dundee . net>
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On Fri, May 19, 2000 at 03:59:01AM -0400, Rick Rountree wrote:
> 
> My problems with Yahoo seem to be worsening every day.  Their servers don't
> seem to let go of a connection and eventually most of my available SMTP
> allocations are used by Yahoo servers.  I'll typically see around 180
> simultaneous connections to Yahoo servers...and they rarely finish the
> transaction.

This must be a dumb question, but doesn't your MTA time out if it
doesn't receive a response in a reasonable amount of time (like five
minutes)?  Couldn't you reduce that timeout to bring the number of
open connections down to a reasonable level?

-- 
Regards,
Tim Pierce
RootsWeb.com lead system admonsterator
and Chief Hacking Officer


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