O.T. mod_perl smtp server

Fri Oct 7 16:48:41 IST 2005

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Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> Ken A wrote:
>> Anyone played with this?
>> http://search.cpan.org/~mock/Apache-SMTP-0.01/lib/Apache/SMTP.pm
>> It's Apache2, mod_perl, and Net::SMTP to make a simple scalable smtp 
>> server or smtp proxy.
>> Might it be a good fit for mailscanner?
> I don't see exactly why one would use in prod environment a product that 
> seems to be young.  You have a lot of mature alternatives for MTA: 
> Sendmail, Postfix, Exim, Qmail, Zmailer that offer many different ways 
> to be configured.  Apparently, you can throttle connexions with a milter 
> or a config.

You are right about it being immature and not ready for prod 
envirionment. It's not even written yet. There are some developers here 
too though. It's probably not ever going to be wise to dump your mail 
hub MTAs for this.

But, because a MailScanner machines are often setup as a relays out in 
front of other machines, and MailScanner and SA are perl, this could 
reduce the i/o that MailScanner does quite a bit by keeping mail in the 
pipeline. Tt would put MailScanner 'in' a lightweight MTA, but you'd 
lose the benefits of the IN/OUT queuing buckets.

I just thought I'd mention it here, since I feel there may be some 
potential efficiency gains, and when it comes to mail processing, that's 
a big deal.

Ken A

>> Looks like it was developed by http://www.mailchannels.com/opensource/
>> I think I'd like being able to use mod_throttle to throttle smtp 
>> connections! It's made my list of 'must tinker with' toys of 2005.
>> Ken A
>> Pacific.Net

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