Author: Philip Hazel Date: To: Marian Neubert CC: exim-users Subject: Re: [exim] usage of smtp_reserve_hosts
On Sun, 2 Sep 2007, Marian Neubert wrote:
> if i define a hostlist for "smtp_reserve_hosts", how often is this file
> read by the smtp-listening-daemon? Only once after start or every time a
> connection arrives?
The listening daemon reads the Exim configuration once, at startup.
However, if an option refers to another file, then *that* file is read
every time it is needed. So you could say
smtp_reserve_hosts = /some/file
if you want it to read the file each time it processes the option. If
the number of entries in the file is large, you could use a DBM or cdb
file for efficiency. Some people use databases...