SV: Performance Enhancements

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Jan 10 10:19:42 GMT 2003

At 10:19 10/01/2003, you wrote:
> >>Another thought is with Spam Assassin.  I know it has the capability to
> >>in daemon mode (spamd).  Does MailScanner even support this?  Does running
> >>spamd in daemon mode give you any performance advantage at all?
> >The spamd daemon merely provides a (narrow) route to the SpamAssassin code,
> >which is all written in perl. MailScanner talks to the perl code directly,
> >which is considerably faster than having to poke all the files down a
> >socket to it. Using spamd would be slower.
>I see spamd running on my MailScanner boxes (default rpm install of
>I guess I could just "chkconfig spamassassin off" and MailScanner would run
>just as well as before then?

Indeed. You don't need spamd running. You might want to do
         service spamassassin stop
as well.
Julian Field
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