Throttle controls on Router to mitigate mail flooding from rogue code 
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: Domino Server / Messaging router
: security, mail, router
: Mark Demicoli10736 12 Mar 2009
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One latent worry I've always had is that an obscure bug will one day surface in a mailout agent causing an infinite loop, or even a hacker finding a way to hijack application logic and pump out spam.
I would propose that the router have controls that allow the admin to set throttles, such as maximum messages per minute, maximum messages per user per day etc, with notification to Admin when throttling occurs.

1) Bruce Elgort12550 (12 Mar 2009)
You must be looking at some of my old code :-). Good idea.
2) Mark Demicoli10736 (12 Mar 2009)
haha well we've all been there Bruce :) I remember also once in an Exchange mail environment with some 40,000 users, someone sent a religious promotion to all groups which resulted in a chronic Reply All from everyone, and everyone replying all requesting to be taken off the 'list', bringing down the mail system for a good 3 days. From what I understand this could also happen in a Domino environment.
3) Oliver Regelmann6412 (23 Mar 2009)
BTW: There's third party software to do that.


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