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dccifd(8)                 BSD System Manager's Manual                dccifd(8)

     dccifd - Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse Interface Daemon

     dccifd [-VdbxANPQ] [-G on | off | noIP | IPmask/xx] [-h homedir] [-I user] [-p /sock | lhost,lport,rhost]
            [-o /sock | host,port]
            [-D local-domain] [-m map] [-w whiteclnt] [-U userdirs]
            [-a IGNORE | REJECT | DISCARD] [-t type,[log-thold,]rej-thold]
            [-g [not-]type] [-S header] [-l logdir] [-R rundir] [-r rejection-msg] [-T tmpdir] [-j maxjobs]
            [-B dnsbl-option] [-L ltype,facility.level]

     dccifd is a daemon intended to connect spam filters such as SpamAssasin and mail transfer agents (MTAs) other
     than sendmail to DCC servers.  The MTA or filter dccifd which in turn reports related checksums to the nearest
     DCC server and adds an X-DCC SMTP header line to the message.  The MTA is told to reject the message if it is
     unsolicited bulk.

     Dccifd is similar to the DCC sendmail milter interface, dccm(8) and the DCC Procmail interface, dccproc(8).
     Dccifd is more efficient than dccproc(8) but not restricted to use with sendmail like dccm(8).  All three send
     reports of checksums related to mail received by DCC clients and queries about the total number of reports of
     particular checksums.

     MTA programs use a simple ASCII protocol a subset of SMTP to send a mail message including its SMTP envelope to
     the daemon.  Dccifd responds with an indication of whether the message is unsolicited bulk and an optional copy
     of the message with an X-DCC header added.  The ASCII protocol is described below and in the include/dccif.h file
     in the DCC source.  There is a sample C interface routine in the dcclib/dccif.c file in the DCC source and the
     dcclib.a library generated from the source.  A Perl version of the interface routine is in dccifd/  Test
     or demonstration programs in the style of dccproc(8) that use those interface routines are in

     A subset of ESMTP can be used instead of the ASCII protocol to connect dccifd to postfix as a "Before-Queue Con-
     tent Filter."  See the -o flag.

     Since the checksums of messages that are whitelisted locally by the -w whiteclnt file are not reported to the DCC
     server, dccifd knows nothing about the total recipient counts for their checksums and so cannot add X-DCC header
     lines to such messages.

     Enable the daemon and put its parameters in the /var/dcc/dcc_conf file and start the daemon with the
     /var/dcc/libexec/rcDCC or /var/dcc/libexec/start-dccifd scripts.

     The list of servers that dccifd contacts is in the memory mapped file /var/dcc/map shared by local DCC clients.
     The file is  maintained with cdcc(8).

     The following options are available:

     -V   displays the version of dccifd.  Two or more -V options show the options with which it was built.

     -d   enables debugging output from the DCC client software.  Additional -d options increase the number of mes-
          sages.  A single -d logs aborted SMTP transactions including those from some "dictionary attacks."

     -b   causes the daemon to not detach itself from the controlling tty and put itself into the background.

     -x   causes the daemon to try "extra hard" to contact a DCC server.  Since it is usually more important to
          deliver mail than to report its checksums, dccifd normally does not delay too long while trying to contact a
          DCC server.  It will not try again for several seconds after a failure.  With -x, it will always try to con-
          tact the DCC server and it will tell the MTA to answer the DATA command with a 4yz temporary failure.

     -A   adds to existing X-DCC headers in the message instead of replacing existing headers of the brand of the cur-
          rent server.

     -N   neither adds, deletes, nor replaces existing X-DCC headers in the message.  Each mail message is logged,
          rejected, and otherwise handled the same.

     -P   The SpamAsassin plugin should watch for "bulk" in X-DCC SMTP header fields, but historically has
          looked for counts of "many".  However, there are situations when dccifd knows that a mail message is
          extremely bulky and probably spam.  For example, mail from a sender that is blacklisted in whiteclnt gets an
          X-DCC header that includes bulk.  To acommodate that bug in SpamAssassin, by default whenever dccifd gener-
          ates an X-DCC header containing "bulk", it also forces the Body count to "many".  -P turns off that kludge
          and the Body contains the count from the DCC server.

     -Q   only queries the DCC server about the checksums of messages instead of reporting.  This is useful when
          dccifd is used to filter mail that has already been reported to a DCC server by another DCC client.  No sin-
          gle mail message should be reported to a DCC server more than once per recipient, because each report will
          increase the apparent "bulkness" of the message.

          It is better to use MXDCC lines in the global /var/dcc/whiteclnt file for your MX mail servers that use DCC
          than to use -Q with dccifd.

          Do not use -Q except on mail that you know has been reported to a DCC server.  DCC depends on reports of all
          except known private mail and works only because almost no DCC installations use -Q.

     -G on | off | noIP | IPmask/xx
          controls greylisting.  At least one working greylist server must be listed in the /var/dcc/map file.  If
          more than one is named, they must "flood" or change checksums and they must use the same -G parameters.  See
          dccd(8).  Usually all dccm or dccifd DCC client processes use the same -G parameters.

          IPmask/xx and noIP remove part or all of the IP address from the greylist triple.

     -h homedir
          overrides the default DCC home directory, /var/dcc.

     -I user
          specifies the UID and GID of the process.

     -p /sock/name | lhost,lport,rhost
          overrides the default address at which programs contact dccifd.  The default is a UNIX domain socket named
          dccifd in the DCC home directory.

          The second form specifies a local host name or IP address, a local TCP port number, and the host name or IP
          addresses of computers that can use dccifd. is a common choices for lhost.  The string * for
          lhost specifies IN_ADDRANY or all local IP addresses. is a common choice for rhost, but it can be
          a CIDR block or a range of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.

     -o /sock | host,port
          enables SMTP proxy mode instead of the ASCII protocol and specifies the output connection when dccifd acts
          as an SMTP proxy.  It is the address of the SMTP server for which dccifd acts as SMTP client.  When /sock is
          /dev/null, dccifd acts as if there were downstream SMTP server that always answers "250 ok".  The string @
          specifies the same IP address as the incoming TCP connection.

          The input to dccifd in SMTP proxy mode is specified with -p.  For example, -p,10025,
          -o,10026 could be used to connect dccifd with Postfix as described in the documentation in version
          2.2.1 Postfix documentation.

          See below concerning the subset of ESMTP used in this mode.

     -m map
          specifies a name or path of the memory mapped parameter file instead of the default /var/dcc/map.  It should
          be created with the cdcc(8) command.

     -w whiteclnt
          specifies an optional file containing filtering parameters as well as SMTP client IP addresses, SMTP enve-
          lope values, and header values of mail that is spam or is not spam and does not need a X-DCC header, and
          whose checksums should not be reported to the DCC server.

          If the pathname whiteclnt is not absolute, it is relative to the DCC home directory.

          The format of the dccifd whiteclnt file is the same as the /var/dcc/whitelist files used by dbclean(8) and
          the whiteclnt file used by dccproc(8).  See dcc(8) for a description of DCC white and blacklists.  Because
          the contents of the whiteclnt file are used frequently, a companion file is automatically created and main-
          tained.  It has the same pathname but with an added suffix of .dccw and contains a memory mapped hash table
          of the main file.

          A whitelist entry ("OK") or two or more semi-whitelistings ("OK2") for one of the message's checksums pre-
          vents all of the message's checksums from being reported to the DCC server and the addition of a X-DCC
          header line by dccifd.  A whitelist entry for a checksum also prevents rejecting or discarding the message
          based on DCC recipient counts as specified by -a and -t.  Otherwise, one or more checksums with blacklisting
          entries ("MANY") cause all of the message's checksums to be reported to the server with an addressee count
          of "MANY".

          If the message has a single recipient, an env_To whiteclnt entry of "OK" for the checksum of its recipient
          address acts like any other whiteclnt entry of "OK."  When the SMTP message has more than one recipient, the
          effects can be complicated.  When a message has several recipients with some but not all listed in the
          whiteclnt file, dccifd tries comply with the wishes of the users who want filtering as well as those who
          don't by silently not delivering the message to those who want filtering (i.e. are not whitelisted) and
          delivering the message to users who don't want filtering.

     -U userdirs
          enables per-user whiteclnt files and log directories.  Each target of a message can have a directory of log
          files named userdirs/addr/log where addr is the local user or mailbox name computed by the MTA.  The name of
          each user's log directory must be log.  If it is not absolute, userdirs is relative to the DCC home direc-
          tory.  The directory containing the log files must be named log and it must be writable by the dccifd pro-
          cess.  Each log directory must exist or logging for the corresponding is silently disabled.  The files cre-
          ated in the log directory are owned by the UID of the dccifd process, but they have group and other read and
          write permissions copied from the corresponding log directory.  To ensure the privacy of mail, it may be
          good to make the directories readable only by owner and group, and to use a cron script that changes the
          owner of each file to match the grandparent addr directory.

          There can also be a per-user whitelist file named userdirs/addr/whiteclnt for each addressee addr. Any
          checksum that is not white- or blacklisted by an individual addressee's per-user whiteclnt file  is checked
          in the main /var/dcc/whiteclnt file.  A missing per-addressee whiteclnt file is the same as an empty file.
          Relative paths for files included in per-addressee files are resolved in the DCC home directory.  The
          whiteclnt files and the addr directories containing them must be writable by the dccifd process.

          Option lines in per-user whiteclnt files can be used to modify many aspects of dccifd filtering, as
          described in the main dcc man page.  For example, an option dcc-off line turns off DCC filtering for indi-
          vidual mailboxes.

          specifies the action taken when dccifd is in proxy mode with -o and DCC server counts or -t thresholds say
          that a message is unsolicited and bulk.  IGNORE causes the message to be unaffected except for adding the
          X-DCC header line to the message.  This turns off all filtering except greylisting.

          Spam can also be REJECTed or when in proxy mode with -o accepted and silently DISCARDed without being deliv-
          ered to local mailboxes.  The default is REJECT.

          Mail forwarded via IP addresses marked MX or MXDCC in the main /var/dcc/whiteclnt file is treated as if -a
          DISCARD were specified.  This prevents "bouncing" spam.

          The effects of the -w whiteclnt are not affected by -a.

     -t type,[log-thold,]rej-thold
          sets logging and "spam" thresholds for checksum type.  The checksum types are IP, env_From, From,
          Message-ID, substitute, Received, Body, Fuz1, Fuz2, rep-total, and rep.  The first six, IP through
          substitute, have no effect except when a local DCC server configured with -K is used.  The substitute
          thresholds apply to the first substitute heading encountered in the mail message.  The string ALL sets
          thresholds for all types, but is unlikely to be useful except for setting logging thresholds.  The string
          CMN specifies the commonly used checksums Body, Fuz1, and Fuz2.  Rej-thold and log-thold must be numbers,
          the string NEVER, or the string MANY indicating millions of targets.  Counts from the DCC server as large as
          the threshold for any single type are taken as sufficient evidence that the message should be logged or

          Log-thold is the threshold at which messages are logged.  It can be handy to log messages at a lower thresh-
          old to find solicited bulk mail sources such as mailing lists.  If no logging threshold is set, only
          rejected mail and messages with complicated combinations of white and blacklisting are logged.  Messages
          that reach at least one of their rejection thresholds are logged regardless of logging thresholds.

          Rej-thold is the threshold at which messages are considered "bulk," and so should be rejected or discarded
          if not whitelisted.

          DCC Reputation thresholds in the commercial version of DCC are controlled by thresholds on checksum types
          rep and rep-total.  The DCC Reputations of IP addresses that the DCC database says have sent more than
          rep-total,log-thold are computed and messages from those addresses are logged.  Messages from IP addresses
          with DCC Reputations of at least the rep,rej-thold rejection threshold can be rejected.  The DCC Reputation
          of an IP address is the percentage of its messages known to have been sent to at least 10 recipients.  The
          defaults are equivalent to rep,never and rep-total,never,20.

          Bulk DCC Reputations do not reject mail unless enabled by an option DCC-rep-on line a whiteclnt file.

          The checksums of locally whitelisted messages are not checked with the DCC server and so only the number of
          targets of the current copy of a whitelisted message are compared against the thresholds.

          The default is ALL,NEVER, so that nothing is discarded, rejected, or logged.  A common choice is CMN,25,50
          to reject or discard mail with common bodies except as overridden by the whitelist of the DCC server, the
          sendmail ${dcc_isspam} and ${dcc_notspam} macros, and -g, and -w.

     -g [not-]type
          indicates that whitelisted, OK or OK2, counts from the DCC server for a type of checksum are to be believed.
          They should be ignored if prefixed with not-.  Type is one of the same set of strings as for -t.  Only IP,
          env_From, and From are likely choices.  By default all three are honored, and hence the need for not-.

     -S hdr
          adds to the list of substitute or locally chosen headers that are checked with the -w whiteclnt file and
          sent to the DCC server.  The checksum of the last header of type hdr found in the message is checked.  Hdr
          can be HELO to specify the SMTP envelope HELO value.  Hdr can also be mail_host to specify the host name
          from the Mail_from value in the SMTP envelope.  As many as 8 different substitute headers can be specified,
          but only the checksum of the first will be sent to the DCC server.

     -l logdir
          specifies a directory in which files containing copies of messages processed by dccifd are kept.  They can
          be copied to per-user directories specified with -U.  Information about other recipients of a message is
          deleted from the per-user copies.

          If logdir is in the form D?dir, log files are put into subdirectories of dir the form dir/JJJ where JJJ is
          the current julian day.  H?dir puts logs files into subdirectories of the form dir/JJJ/HH where HH is the
          current hour.  M?dir puts log files into subdirectories of the form dir/JJJ/HH/MM where MM is the current

          The directory is relative to the DCC home directory if it is not absolute

          Option log-subdirectory-{day,hour,minute} lines in whiteclnt files described in dcc(8) are an equivalent
          mechanism for per-user log directories.  Also see the FILES section below concerning the contents of log

     -R rundir
          specifies the "run" directory where the file containing the daemon's process ID is stored.  The default
          value is /var/run/dcc.

     -T tmpdir
          changes the default directory for temporary files from the default.  The default is the directory specified
          with -l or the system default if -l is not used.  The system default is often /tmp.

     -D local-domain
          specifies a host or domain name by which the system is known.  There can be several -D settings.

          To find the per-user log directory and whitelist for each mail recipient, dccifd must know each recipient's
          user name.  The ASCII protocol used between and the MTA includes an optional user name with each SMTP recip-
          ient address.  When the user name is absent when the ASCII protocol is used or when the subset of ESMTP
          enabled with -o is used, and when the SMTP recipient address includes an at sign (@) each mail address is
          checked against the list of local-domains. The part of the recipient address remaining after longest match-
          ing local-domain (if any) is taken as the user name.  The match is anchored at the right or the end of the
          recipient address.  It must start at a period (.) or at sign (@) in the domain name part of the address.

          If local-domain starts with an asterisk (*) indicating a wildcard, preceding sub-domain names are discarded
          to compute the user name.  Otherwise, the computed user name will include any unmatched sub-domain names.

          The default value of local-domain when there are no -D settings is the host name of the system.

     -r rejection-msg
          specifies the rejection message in -o proxy mode for unsolicited bulk mail or for mail temporarily blocked
          by greylisting when -G is specified.  The first -r rejection-msg replaces the default bulk mail rejection
          message, "5.7.1 550 mail %ID from %CIP rejected by DCC".  The second replaces "4.2.1 452 mail %ID from %CIP
          temporary greylist embargoed".  The third -r rejection-msg replaces the default SMTP rejection message
          "5.7.1 550 %ID bad reputation; see" for mail
          with bulk DCC Reputations.  If rejection-msg is the zero-length string, the -r setting is counted but the
          corresponding default message is not changed.

          Rejection-msg can contain specific information about the mail message.  The following strings starting with
          % are replaced with the corresponding values:
              %ID       message ID such as the unique part of log file name or sendmail queue ID
              %CIP      SMTP client IP address
              %BTYPE    type of DNS blacklist hit, such as "SMTP client", "mail_host", or "URL NS"
              %BTGT     IP address or name declared bad by DNS blacklist
              %BPROBE   domain name found in DNS blacklist such as
              %BRESULT  value of the %BPROBE domain name found in DNS blacklist

          A common alternate for the bulk mail rejection message is "4.7.1 451 Access denied by DCC" to tell the send-
          ing mail system to continue trying.  Use a 4yz response with caution, because it is likely to delay for days
          a delivery failure message for false positives.  If the rejection message does not start with an RFC 1893
          status code and RFC 2821 reply code, 5.7.1 and 550 or 4.2.1 and 452 are used.

          See also -B set:rej-msg to set the status message for mail rejected by DNS blacklists.

     -j maxjobs
          limits the number of simultaneous requests that will be processed.  The default value is the maximum number
          that seems to be possible given system limits on open files, select() bit masks, and so forth.  Start dccifd
          with -d and see the starting message in the system log to see the limit.

     -B dnsbl-option
          enables DNS white- and blacklist checks of the SMTP client IP address, SMTP envelope Mail_From sender domain
          name, and of host names in URLs in the message body.  Body URL blacklisting has too many false positives to
          use on abuse mailboxes.  It is less effective than greylisting with dccm(8) or dccifd(8) but can be useful
          in situations where greylisting cannot be used.  It can be combined with greylisting.

          Dnsbl-option is either one of the -B set:option forms or
              -B domain[any[,bltype]]
              -B domain[,IPaddr[/xx[&IPmask][,bltype]]]
              -B domain[,IPaddrLO[-IPaddrHI[&IPmask][,bltype]]]
          Domain is a DNS blacklist domain such as that will be searched.  The strings any, IPaddr,
          IPaddr/xx, or IPaddrLO-IPaddrHI, specifies which IP addresses found in the DNS blacklist after applying the
          optional IP address mask IPmask say that mail messages should be rejected or accepted with -B set:white.
          "" is assumed if no address(es) are specified.  IPv6 addresses can be specified with the usual
          colon (:) notation.  Host names can be used instead of numeric addresses.  The type of DNS blacklist is
          specified by bltype as name, all-names, IPv4, or IPv6.  Given an envelope sender domain name or a domain
          name in a URL of and a blacklist of type name, will be looked
          up.  The names,, and will be looked up in
          blacklists of type all-names.  Use name with DNS blacklists that use wildcards for speed but all-names for
          other DNS name blacklists.  Blacklist types of IPv4 and IPv6 require that the domain name in a URL sender
          address be resolved into an IPv4 or IPv6 address.  The resolved address from the mail message is then writ-
          ten as a reversed string of decimal octets to check the DNS blacklist, as in

          A domain of "."  and type of name can be used to blacklist domain names with specified addresses.  This can
          be useful to detect URLs with domain names listed in a Response Policy Zone (RPZ).  For example, the follow-
          ing can be used to reject mail containing URLs listed by a response policy zone that maps evil domain names
          to with an informative status message:

            '-Bset:rej-msg=5.7.1 550 %ID %BTYPE \

          More than one blacklist can be specified and blacklists can be grouped with -B set:group=X.  All searching
          within a group of blacklists is stopped at the first positive result.

          Unlike dccproc(8), positive results are ignored by dccifd after being logged unless an option DNSBL-on or
          option DNSBLx-on line appears a whiteclnt file.

          -B set:no-client
               implies that SMTP client IP addresses and reverse DNS domain names should not be checked in the follow-
               ing blacklists.
               -B set:client restores the default for the following blacklists.

          -B set:no-mail_host
               implies that SMTP envelope Mail_From sender domain names should not be checked in the following black-
               lists.  -B set:mail_host restores the default.

          -B set:no-URL
               says that URLs in the message body should not be checked in the in the following blacklists.  -B
               set:URL restores the default.

          -B set:no-MX
               says MX servers of sender Mail_From domain names and host names in URLs should not be checked in the
               following blacklists.
               -B set:MX restores the default.

          -B set:no-NS
               says DNS servers of sender Mail_From domain names and host names in URLs should not be checked in the
               following blacklists.  -B set:NS restores the default.

          -B set:white
               says the DNS list is a whitelist of names or IP addresses.  -B set:black restores the default.  DNS
               whitelist usually also need -B set:no-mail_host, -B set:no-URL, -B set:no-MX, -B set:no-NS, and
               -B set:no-mail_host.

          -B set:defaults
               is equivalent to all of -B set:black -B set:client -B set:mail_host -B set:URL -B set:MX and -B set:NS

          -B set:group=X
               adds following DNS blacklists specified with -B domain[...] to group 1, 2, 3, or 4.

          -B set:debug=X
               sets the DNS blacklist logging level

          -B set:msg-secs=S
               limits dccifd to S seconds total for checking all DNS blacklists.  The default is 25.

          -B set:URL-secs=S
               limits dccifd to at most S seconds resolving and checking any single URL or IP address.  The default is
               11.  Some spam contains dozens of URLs and some "spamvertised" URLs contain host names that need min-
               utes to resolve.  Busy mail systems cannot afford to spend minutes checking each incoming mail message.

          -B set:rej-msg="rejection message"
               sets the SMTP rejection message for the following blacklists.  Rejection-msg must be in the same format
               as for -r.  If rejection message is null, the default is restored.  The default DNS blacklist rejection
               message is the first message set with -r.

          -B set:max_helpers=X
               sets maximum number of helper processes to X.  In order to use typical single-threaded DNS resolver
               libraries, dccifd uses fleets of helper processes.  It is rarely a good idea to change the default,
               which is the same as the maximum number of simultaneous jobs set with -j.

          -B set:progpath=/var/dcc/libexec/dns-helper
               changes the path to the helper program.

     -L ltype,facility.level
          specifies how messages should be logged.  Ltype must be error, info, or off to indicate which of the two
          types of messages are being controlled or to turn off all syslog(3) messages from dccifd.  Level must be a
          syslog(3) level among EMERG, ALERT, CRIT, ERR, WARNING, NOTICE, INFO, and DEBUG.  Facility must be among
          default is equivalent to
                -L info,MAIL.NOTICE -L error,MAIL.ERR

     dccifd normally sends counts of mail rejected and so forth to the system log at midnight.  The SIGUSR1 signal
     sends an immediate report to the system log.  The reports will be repeated every 24 hours at the same minute as
     the signal instead of at midnight.

     Unless SMTP proxy mode is enabled with -o, Dccifd uses a simple ASCII protocol to receive mail messages to be
     checked and to return results.  For each message, the MTA must open a connection to the interface daemon, send
     options, envelope recipients, and the message, receive the results, and close the connection.

     Instead of the ASCII protocol, a subset of ESMTP is enabled by -o.  Only the familiar HELO, EHLO, Mail, Rcpt,
     DATA, RSET, and QUIT commands and the Postfix extensions XFORWARD and XCLIENT are honored.  Since SMTP has no
     provisions for user names, the protocol enabled by -o depends on a list of local domain names specified with -D
     to find per-user log directories and whitelist files.  If neither XFORWARD nor XCLIENT are used, dccifd uses the
     IP address of the MTA and the value of the HELO command.

     In the ASCII protocol, each of the following lines are sent in order to dccifd.  Each ends with a newline ('\n')
       options     zero or more blank-separated strings among:
                     spam        the message is already known to be spam
                     body        return all of the headers with the added X-DCC header line and the body
                     header      return the X-DCC header
                     cksums      return X-DCC header and the checksums for the message.
                     query       ask the DCC server about the message without reporting it, as if dccifd were running
                                 with -Q.
                     grey-off    disable greylisting for this message.
                     grey-query  only query the greylist server for this message.  -G on must be in use.
                     no-reject   has the same effect as running dccifd with -a IGNORE.  It suppresses the overall, one
                                 character line 'R' result.  This can be useful when using dccifd only for greylist-
                     log         ensure that this message is logged as if dccifd were running with -t -all,0,
                     rcvd-next   causes dccifd to skip a Received: header looking for the client IP address and HELO
                                 value.  Each additional rcvd-next option increases the number of Received: headers
                                 skipped.  MX or MXDCC in the global -w whiteclnt file usually work better.
       client      IP address of the SMTP client in a "dotted" or "coloned" ASCII string and reverse-DNS host name.
                   If the host name is present, it must follow a carriage return character ('\r') after the IP
                   address.  The client IP address must be present and non-null if the host name is present.  The
                   string "\n" is understood the same as the null string, meaning that both the IP address and
                   host name are absent.  If the client IP address is absent, then the IP address and host name are
                   taken from the first non-local Received header if it has the standard "name (name [IP address])..."
                   format.  Non-standard Received headers commonly added by qmail as well as Received headers specify-
                   ing IP addresses marked MX or MXDCC in the global -w whiteclnt file are skipped.
       HELO        SMTP HELO value or nothing, followed by a newline ('\n') character.  If the HELO value is null and
                   the IP address of the SMTP client are not supplied, they will be taken from the same Received:
                   header that supplies the IP address.
       sender      or SMTP Mail From command value for the env_from checksum.  If the sender is null, the contents of
                   the first Return-Path: or UNIX style From_ header is used.
       recipients  or SMTP Rcpt To recipient mailboxes followed by corresponding local user names, one (mailbox,user)
                   pair to a line.  Each optional local user name is separated from the corresponding mailbox recipi-
                   ent address by a carriage return ('\r').  A local user name can be null if it is not known, but
                   each recipient mailbox must be non-null.  If there are no lines of (mailbox,user) pairs and if the
                   spam option is not included, then the query is assumed.  Mailboxes without user names will lack
                   per-user log files and cannot invoke a per-user whiteclnt file.

     The last recipient-user name pair is followed by an empty line and the headers and body of the message.  The end
     of the body of the mail message is signaled by the MTA half-closing the connection.  See shutdown(2).

     Dccifd responds with three things.  First is a one character line of the overall result advising the MTA:
       A    accept the message for all recipients and answer the SMTP DATA command with a 2yz result.
       G    answer with a 4yz result to embargo the message for greylisting.
       R    reject the message and answer the DATA command with a 5yz result.
       S    accept the message for some recipients and so answer the DATA command with a 2yz result.
       T    temporary failure by the DCC system and so answer with a 4yz result.

     Second is a line of characters indicating the disposition of the message for each corresponding recipient:
       A    deliver the message
       G    discard the message during a greylist embargo
       R    discard the message as spam
     The SMTP protocol allows only a single result for the DATA command for all recipients that were not rejected
     before body of the message was offered with the DATA command.  To accept the message for some recipients and
     reject it for others, the MTA must tell the SMTP client it is accepting the message for all recipients and then
     discard it for those that would reject it.

     Finally, if the body or header strings are in the first line of options sent by the MTA to the daemon, then the
     X-DCC header line or the entire body with the X-DCC header line follows.

     /var/dcc    is the DCC home directory in which other files are found.
                 are scripts used to start the daemon.
     dcc_conf    contains parameters used by the scripts to start DCC daemons and cron jobs.
     logdir      is an optional directory specified with -l and containing marked mail.  Each file in the directory
                 contains one message, at least one of whose checksums reached its -t thresholds or that is interest-
                 ing for some other reason.  Each file starts with lines containing the date when the message was
                 received, the IP address of the SMTP client, and SMTP envelope values.  Those lines are followed by
                 the body of the SMTP message including its header as it was received.  Only approximately the first
                 32 KBytes of the body are recorded unless modified by ./configure --with-max-log-size=xx The check-
                 sums for the message follow the body.  They are followed by lines indicate that one of the checksums
                 is white- or blacklisted by the -w whiteclnt file.  Each log file ends with the X-DCC header line
                 added to the message and the disposition of the message.
     map         is the memory mapped file of information concerning DCC servers in the DCC home directory.
     whiteclnt   contains the client whitelist in the format described in dcc(8).
                 is a memory mapped hash table of the /var/dcc/whiteclnt file.  in the -R rundir directory contains daemon's process ID.

     Dccifd can be used as Postfix Before-Queue Content filter.  In some tests these values for -p and -o in

         DCCIFD_ARGS="-p,10025, -o,10026   ..."

     worked with these lines in /etc/postfix/

         smtp      inet  n       -       n       -       -       smtpd
             -o smtpd_proxy_filter= inet n  -       n       -       -       smtpd
             -o smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts=
             -o smtpd_client_restrictions=
             -o smtpd_helo_restrictions=
             -o smtpd_sender_restrictions=
             -o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,reject
             -o smtpd_data_restrictions=
             -o mynetworks=
             -o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_checks

     cdcc(8), dbclean(8), dcc(8), dccd(8), dblist(8), dccm(8), dccproc(8), dccsight(8),

     Implementation of dccifd Distributed Checksum Clearinghouses are based on an idea of Paul Vixie with code
     designed and written at Rhyolite Software starting in 2000.  was started at Rhyolite Software in 2002.  This doc-
     ument describes version 1.3.158.

     dccifd uses -t where dccproc(8) uses -c.

     By default dccifd look for its UNIX domain socket in the DCC home directory, but dccm(8) looks in its -R rundir.

     Systems without setrlimit(2) and getrlimit(2) RLIMIT_NOFILE can have problems with the default limit on the num-
     ber of simultaneous jobs, the value of -j.  Every job requires four open files.  These problems are usually seen
     with errors messages that say something like
           dccifd[24448]: DCC: accept(): Result too large
     A fix is to use a smaller value for -j or to allow dccifd to open more files.

                                April 03, 2015