MeterMaid allows throttling by determining when an IP address has recently connected too often and should be turned away for awhile. MeterMaid represents the officer patrolling the streets, looking for those who have exceeded their allotted amount. It is a repository process that supplants conn_throttle.so, providing similar functionality but extending it across the Messaging Server product. In addition, MeterMaid is more configurable than conn_throttle.so.
At this time, no further enhancements will be made to conn_throttle.so .