Prevent endless recursive sent subfolder names - see:
[squirrelmail.git] / plugins / filters / bulkquery / INSTALL
1 First off, you MUST have BIND 9.x or later compiled and installed. You
2 need the lwres libraries and bind libraries (and include files) and you
3 will also need lwresd. Once you have it compiled and installed, try running
4 lwresd. On solaris I had to use the -i flag to specify where to write
5 the pid file, and on linux I didn't. (shrug) Go figure. But you gotta get
6 lwresd running before moving on. Don't panic, this is FAR easier to get
7 going than a full-blown BIND server (grin).
9 Building bulkquery
11 First, edit the Makefile and uncomment out the section of CC, CFLAGS, and
12 LDFLAGS settings for your operating system and set DESTDIR to the directory
13 you want to install it in.
15 Then, edit bulkquery.c and edit the MAXTHREADS and DEFTTL values. You probably
16 don't need to fiddle with anything else and the defaults for MAXTHREADS and
17 DEFTTL should be fine.
19 MAXTHREADS is the maximum number of threads you will spawn. The more you
20 spawn, the harder you will work your DNS server (and the RBLs) and the
21 more resources you'll use up on your own machine -- AND the faster the
22 queries will complete. If you set this too high your operating system might
23 not permit bulkquery to run. The default of 50 works fine on Solaris and
24 and Linux.
26 DEFTTL is the default time to live value. This is sort of a misnomer, since
27 the REAL time to live values will be obtained in the replies for queries
28 that were found. But for the queries that were NOT found, DEFTTL will be
29 used. This is so that the non-existence of an IP in one of the RBLs will be
30 cached by the filters plugin for DEFTTL seconds.
32 After looking at bulkquery.c, just run "make" to compile it. If it compiles
33 without errors, you can run "make install" (you may need to be root to
34 write to DESTDIR). You can test it with the included sample input file
37 If all you get back are entries with the default TTL value (ie. 7200), then
38 something isn't working. Make sure you have lwresd running. You should also
39 make sure the machine you're running it on CAN make DNS queries (grin). So
40 check your /etc/resolv.conf file (on UNIX machines anyway). I'll include
41 the file bq.out to show what the output of bulkquery looked like at the time
42 of this writing (assuming everything was working).