A few questions I can't find in archive...
ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Fri Feb 27 21:27:56 GMT 2004
>De : Nick Nelson [mailto:nnelson at 1SEO.NET]
>Envoyé : 27 février, 2004 16:20
>À : MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
>Objet : Re: A few questions I can't find in archive...
>Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
>>>Secondly, the purpose of this machine will be hopefully to scan all
>>>incoming and outgoing mail for about 30 mailservers. I have also
>>>reviewed a commercial device (BarracudaNetworks.com) which
>>>to offer that many advantages, the one advantage it offers, which I'm
>>>guessing MS does too is the ability to specify:
>>>domain1.com -> mail1.host.com
>>>domain2.com -> mail3.host.com
>>>domain3.com -> mail32.host.com
>>This you do in your mailer, if you configure MS with sendmail
>>you can do this easilly with the mailertable.
>We use exim right now. I'll research that further on Exim. I understand
>MS tends to perform better on exim as well? However if it's easier (or
>better) on sendmail to forward the mail along. Might end up doing that
>anyhow. What about as far as SMTP goes? Do the clients just
>set the SMTP
>server in their MUA to the IP of the MS server?
>>>Any input on the use of MS over say BarracudaNetworks produt
>>>run at minimum for a dual xeon/opteron configuration in the
>>You can buy two or three dual xeons for that ammount of cash,
>>ammount of mail you need to scan ?
>Well, it'll start out for very little, and move up, however, with the
>cost difference I'm apt to just getting more dual xeons. Basically the
>$7000 machine at barracudanetworks claimed to do 25million
>emails a day,
>handling 25,000 active users.
>I don't foresee ever doing nearly that. Is there a general rule on how
>much mail a Dual Xeon (with SCSI or SATA) and 1-2Gig of RAM can handle
>per minute/per day?
I suggest you have a look here. http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/serve/cache/120.html
Or better yet in my situation, how many different
>domains? We have roughly 400-500 different domains on each dual xeon we
>use for hosting right now. 35-40 machines. We will slowly be
>over. Most of the domain are pretty inactive users, not that
>of mail per day.
>Thanks for the quick reply :)
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