If all goes well, I'll have a module in CPAN soon.


Welcome Paul Timmins,

PAUSE, the Perl Authors Upload Server, has a userid for you:

Once you've gone through the procedure of password approval (see the
separate mail you should receive about right now), this userid will be
the one that you can use to upload your work or edit your credentials
in the PAUSE database.

This is what we have stored in the database now:

Name: Paul Timmins
email: paul@timmins.net
homepage: http://www.timmins.net
enteredby: Johan Vromans

Please note that your email address is exposed in various listings and
database dumps. You can register with both a public and a secret email
if you want to protect yourself from SPAM. If you want to do this,

please visit

If you need any further information, please visit

If this doesn't answer your questions, contact modules@perl.org.

Thank you for your prospective contributions,

The Pause Team

The uploaded file
has entered CPAN as

file: $CPAN/authors/id/P/PT/PTIMMINS/Net-UP-Notify-1.00.tar.gz
size: 2811 bytes
md5: 9648b5fc0aa8378b0e1b8a530ef4cdf5

No action is required on your part

Request entered by: PTIMMINS (Paul Timmins)
Request entered on: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 16:25:30 GMT
Request completed: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 16:25:49 GMT

— paused, v460


Nasty Joe Job

Yea. Fucking LJ or the client ate my last post about my spam problems.

Anyway, the statistics are as follows:
I'm using 15% CPU on a dual P2 450 doing DNS lookups for the mail relay.
I'm currently tracking 4400 connections on my edge filtering machine. I had to up its net.ipv4.ip_conntrack_max sysctl to 100,000 because the default of 16,384 was overflowing at points.

My mailserver's log is growing at the rate of 10k every 2 seconds.

in one minute I recieve approximately 1300 new connections to my SMTP port on the relay for timmins.net
That's about 22 new connections every second.

My mailserver is still accepting new connections and delivering valid mail.

Ntop claims connections from 100 pages of unique systems. It looks like it puts somewhere between 25 and 50 hosts per page.

I can't believe I'm still alive from all this on the network, but I am. Thank god.

If I ever see a spammer on the street, it'll make the 6 o' clock news. I swear it.