Kelly Hamlin fizz at BOMB.NET
Tue Jun 4 18:56:42 IST 2002

im willing to test provided there is good documentation reguarding this
setup :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Fries" <paul at CWIE.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: spamc/spamd

> Yes. Spamd/spamc provides a huge speed improvement.
> I maintain 4 very busy mail servers. 2 of them use
> sendmail/mailscanner/spamassassin and the other 2 use
> qmail/qmail-scanner/spamassassin.
> The systems that use qmail-scanner use the daemonized (spamd/spamc)
> version of spamassassin, and they routinely process a message in about
> .4 to .8 seconds. On my mailscanner systems, this usually goes way above
> that. If I tail my maillog, I regularly see the "Spamassassin timed
> out..." message (my timeout is 10 seconds!) I have even installed a DNS
> caching server on the sendmail boxes to see if DNS was where the
> bottleneck was (even though I am not doing any RBL checks with
> spamassassin OR mailscanner). No dice. Spamassassin still takes waaay to
> long to process through the perl API. Once I tell mailscanner not to
> check for spam the mail moves along just fine. My >250000 messages in
> was processed fairly quickly at that point.
> I really think that calling the spamc binary from mailscanner instead of
> the perl API will provide a huge speed improvement. I would be happy to
> beta-test any new code if someone has written something for this. :)
> Regards,
> Paul Fries
> paul at
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Francois Caen
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:33 AM
> Subject: Re: spamc/spamd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: paul at CWIE.NET
> > Has anyone patched mailscanner to use spamassassin through the
> > spamd/spamc pair instead of the perl API?
> What would be the benefit of that?
> Aren't those 2 programs based on the same SpamAssassin Perl API anyway?
> Is there some sort of gain from compiling or something similar?
> ------------------------------------------------
> Francois Caen
> Network Information Systems Engineer - Webmaster
> City of Lakewood, WA
> (253) 512-2269

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