Anyone written ruby milters?

I have an aging mailing-list handler that uses a combination of
procmail,
sendmail’s custom mailers, and hairy sendmail.cf rules, and I want to
port
it to a milter that I’ll write in Ruby.

I’ve found two milter-related projects: one on RAA that hasn’t been
touched
since its first release a few years ago, and one on rubyforge that
doesn’t
have any code at all. I’ve written to both project owners, as well as
one
guy who’d expressed interest in the second project, but haven’t heard
back
from anyone.

I suppose my choices are (a) wrap libmilter from scratch with
Ruby::Inline,
(b) wrap libmilter from scratch with SWIG bindings, © update the RAA
project to add specs and work with current versions of Ruby and
libmilter.

The former sounds easier, since I don’t care about creating
multi-language
bindings. I don’t know if there are things that Ruby::Inline can’t do,
though.

It’s also interesting to note that the RAA project goes farther than
just
wrapping libmilter; it (like its ancestor Perl::Milter) creates a whole
worker thread-pool system. I’m not positive I need that at my low
volume,
but then I don’t know what the failure/blocking/queueing semantics of
milters are.

Has anyone done any similar work with milters?

On Oct 20, 9:54 am, Jay L. [email protected] wrote:

I suppose my choices are (a) wrap libmilter from scratch with Ruby::Inline,
but then I don’t know what the failure/blocking/queueing semantics of
milters are.

Has anyone done any similar work with milters?


Jay L. |
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+1. I was looking at using ruby based milter as well. I don’t know
what I can offer here, but am willing to spend time on this.

Mike B.

On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:23:54 -0700, barjunk wrote:

+1. I was looking at using ruby based milter as well. I don’t know
what I can offer here, but am willing to spend time on this.

I finally heard back from the author of the RAA code, and he’s given me
access to his repository; I haven’t even checked yet to see if it’s
newer
than the 0.1 on RAA, but give it a few weeks and I should have something
going.

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