Some questions while I plan my redeployment/reinstall

Chris W. Parker cparker at SWATGEAR.COM
Thu Sep 8 22:32:44 IST 2005

Dennis Willson <mailto:taz at TAZ-MANIA.COM>
    on Thursday, September 08, 2005 2:14 PM said:

> I recently did the same thing, I rebuilt and re-installed both my
> mail hubs. I used CentOS 4.1, Sendmail, MailScanner, SpamAssassin,
> ClamAV, MailWatch and Milter-Greylist.

Any reason you chose CentOS?

> You didn't say what the
> hardware you're using actually is, but mine is a single processor P4
> Xeon running at 2.6Ghz. I had 512MB RAM, but found that to be just a
> bit small, so I increased it to 1GB. The load at 512MB was okay, but
> I noticed it was using just a little more swap space than I would
> like, so I upgraded the memory and now it and I are happier.

At my current mail load I'm beginning to think I'll be okay and as for
specs, I think this is really close.

256MB RAM (with a max of 384MB! haha)

It's an old HP 8580C desktop PC. :)

> This was the first time I used Milter-Greylist and I was really
> surprised at the results! I takes out about 85-90 percent of the Spam
> right there. This actually reduces the CPU load because that's all
> eMail that MailScanner, SpamAssassin and ClamAV don't have to spend
> any cycles to scan.

I'm not aware of Milter-Greylist. I'll look into it.

> On high scoring Spam I store it for 7
> days on the mail hubs. The users use mailwatch to look at what is
> stored of theirs and can release any of it to themselves if the
> decide they want it.

MailWatch will do that? Cool.


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