[spambayes-dev] SpamBayes server compliant w/ spamassassin

Jkx at Pythonfr jkx at pythonfr.org
Sat Apr 24 18:31:56 EDT 2004

On Saturday 24 April 2004 23:38, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     jkx> So this piece of code is a fake spamassassin server that use a
>     jkx> spambayes for filtering.
> Take a look at sb_bnfilter.py.  It's like spamc/spamd only better.  The
> daemon (sb_bnserver.py) is forked automatically and quietly exits after a
> few seconds of idle time.

Yes i understand your meaning, but this tend to do something really 

sb_bnserver.py  forks itself and wait for the user connection, by this
way it cache the db parsing and all the hammie classes needed for 
working w/. 

but :
1) you still need to create a python process for every incomming mail
   sb_bnfilter. And python, even if it not a weight bloat, python eat 
   something like 4.5Mb of memory instead of the poor 500Ko of spamc

2) sb_bnserver need to be launch by the user (thought sb_bnfilter), 
    and it is written in this way, so it isn't system-wide filering.  
    spamc as some usefull stuff like round-robin filtering .. 
    For example, if i need to dipatch a lot of mail in mailbox (mailing list 
    for example), for every user it will fork n servers .. and so on ? 

I think sb_bn* is pretty nice for a system w/ only few mail accounts
and should performs very for bursting email dispatch for a single user
like after a fetchmail... but this isn't my goal.  

I admit that my code is a bit rought, as it only do the filtering , and don't
provide anyway of caching db, not simultanous acces but this is a first try .. 

/ apologize for my poor english / 

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