New speed benchmark -- just virus scanning

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Feb 4 16:25:49 GMT 2006

Res wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Julian Field wrote:
>> On 3 Feb 2006, at 10:36, Res wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, DAve wrote:
>>>> Julian Field wrote:
>>>>> I forgot to add the MTA is sendmail
>>>>> On 2 Feb 2006, at 14:59, Julian Field wrote:
>>>>>>> Old Signed: 02/02/06 at 14:59:40
>>>>>> I have just done a speed test.
>>>>>> Hardware: dual Opteron, 4Gb RAM, SCSI disk.
>>>>>> Software: RHEL4, MailScanner 4.50, SpamAssassin, DCC, Razor,
>>>>>> clamavmodule
>>>>>> MailScanner setup: default
>>>>>> Speed: 770,000 messages per day
> 10? I hope to hell its on a 15 yo 5400 rpm ide
> thats only 8 msgs a second, we easily do more than that on dual xeon 2 
> gig ram with qmail and qmailscan and the load avgs constant 2-2.5
> looks like i wont be trying to intergrate MS with our qmail servers, 
> prolly a good idea since nobody has clear intructions on how to 
> install with qmail anyway
> Still happy to use it on our sendmail boxes tho :)
As a comparison with qmailscan, I ran MailScanner with just the Virus 
Scanning turned on, and all the spam checks and dangerous HTML checks 
switched off.
So just as a virus scanner it managed

Hardware: dual Opteron, 4Gb RAM, SCSI disk.
Software: RHEL4, MailScanner 4.50
MailScanner setup:  Virus  scanning only
Speed: 4,700,000 messages per day
= 55 messages per second

Can qmailscan beat that?

Julian Field
Buy the MailScanner book at
Professional Support Services at
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

More information about the MailScanner mailing list