[Mimedefang] Truncated connections causing multiple resends onincoming mail

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Fri May 4 12:33:17 EDT 2007


John Nemeth wrote:
>      Do you have a RAM disk?  A half gig of memory isn't enough for a
> busy mail server.  By the time you factor in a RAM disk and bloated
> perl processes, you will probably start swapping which will really kill
> your performance.
> 
> } Wow!  For CAD $600, you can get an AMD64 box at a couple of Ghz with
> } 1GB of RAM.  Time to upgrade!
> 
>      Yes, but this will be cheap consumer level equipment.  Not
> something that I would consider appropriate for a mission critical
> enterprise server.  That costs more money.

My experience is that equipment that costs 10x as much has only a tiny 
improvement in reliability, especially if you are putting everything on 
a stable power feed.  In any case you can run your inbound scanners on 
MX relays that don't store anything important.  If one breaks the next 
retry will go through the backup MX and you can replace it for less than 
a few months support changes on enterprise equipment.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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