|Title||The replicator can send out mail bombs|
|Assigned user||Gareth Rees|
|Description||The replicator can get stuck in a loop where it sends e-mail to the administrator every 10 seconds (or whatever the poll_period is). This is very unfriendly.|
Not only that, the e-mail message can double in size each time because each message includes the formatted_traceback from the previous message.
|Analysis||It should back off exponentially, like sendmail does.|
This is a duplicate of job000135.
|Created by||Gareth Rees|
|Created on||2001-02-14 20:11:42|
|Last modified by||Gareth Rees|
|Last modified on||2001-12-10 19:24:06|
|History||2001-02-14 GDR Created.|
|8839||closed||2001-02-21 16:56:03||Gareth Rees||The replicator backs off exponentially if it fails to poll successfully, so as not to mailbomb the administrator.|