MailScanner Cause server load high

Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at PROLOCATION.NET
Sat Aug 14 18:56:16 IST 2004


> > time, mailscanner has to spend time on each email.
> > After I shutdown his "catch all" function, the loading went down right away
> > from 90 to 0.9 on this P4 3.0 box.

> You don't say what you are running. That kind of load is _not_ normal
> regardless of the amount of spam you may have to process it should never go
> that high.

If hes gotten hit by a dictionary attack, by a zilion IP's then its
normal, we have seen situations like that more then once... The question
is however how many mails, in what timespan, and how many unique sending


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