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       policyd-rate-limit - rate limiter SMTP policy daemon


       policyd-rate-limit [-h] [--clean] [--get-config configname] [--file configpath]


       policyd-rate-limit(8)  is  a  SMTP policy daemon written in python3(1) for postfix(1).  It
       keep track of the number of mails sent by sasl usernames and/or  ip  addresses  over  time
       sliding  window.  A  configurable  action  (see  access(5))  is done then a user and/or ip
       address exceeds one or more configurable limits.


       For example, for postfix 3.0 and  later,  you  can  set  in  postfix  /etc/postfix/
       configuration file:

          smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
            check_policy_service { unix:ratelimit/policy, default_action=DUNNO },

       Postfix  will ask policyd-rate-limit what to do on mail reception (success or fail action)
       and will accept mail if policyd-rate-limit become unavailable.

       On previous postfix versions, you must use:

          smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
            check_policy_service unix:ratelimit/policy,


          -h, --help
                 show this help message and exit

                 clean old records from the database

          --get-config configname
                 return the value of the configname configuration parameter. You can get a  value
                 in  a  dictionary  by using a dotted notation. For instance, for getting the key
                 KEY in the dictionary DICT, you should use DICT.KEY for configname. You can call
                 the  configuration  parameter  config_file  to known which configuration file is

          -f, --file
                 path to a policyd-rate-limit configuration file


       Logging is output to stderr and redirected to syslog(3) by  systemd.   Logs  are  produced
       only if the debug configuration parameter is set to True.


       If the option --file is not specified, policyd-rate-limit(8) try to read its configuration
       from the following path and choose the first existing file:


       The .conf are the old configuration format. It was a python module and should not be used.
       The  .yaml  are  the  new configuration format using the YAML syntax. See YAML(3pm) for an
       overview of the format.  See policyd-rate-limit.yaml(5) for possible settings.


          0   Normal exit.

          1   Only return then the option  --get-config  is  used.  Configuration  parameter  not

          2   User or group set in the configuration file do not exists.

          3   Another instance is already running

          4   The configuration parameter SOCKET is malformed

          5   Configuration file not found

          6   Some error was raised during runtime

          8   Error during cleaning


       policyd-rate-limit.yaml(5): policyd-rate-limit configuration file
       master(5), Postfix file syntax
       access(5), Postfix SMTP access control table


       Valentin Samir <>