[TriLUG] sendmail vs. postfix - was Re: stupid sendmail question?
spwilliamsjr at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 17 13:59:22 EDT 2004
14-15 messages/sec is a 24 hour average load for the boxes that Ben is used
to looking at, so his definition of extreme would probably be that or
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Alan Dorman" <mdorman at debian.org>
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Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] sendmail vs. postfix - was Re: stupid sendmail
> "Ben Pitzer" <uncleben at mindspring.com> writes:
> > The fact is that none of us, to my knowledge, have ever tried to
> > scale Postfix to extreme levels, but I'd be interested to hear from
> > some party who has tried to do so. Perhaps we could ask Weitse if
> > he knows of anyone who has tried, and what level of success they
> > have experienced.
> What are extreme levels?
> I run an anti-spam service, and we easily handle 2 messages/sec on
> $1700 systems that are doing the mail receiving, spam filtering, virus
> scanning, forwarding as well as storage and retrieval (through a web
> interface) of sidelined mail.
> I have, in test situations, pumped at least 8 messages/sec through
> less powerful systems.
> Are those considered extreme?
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