Who does RBL checks - MailScanner or SpamAssassin?

Martin Hepworth martinh at solid-state-logic.com
Thu Jun 8 09:25:58 IST 2006


Wow 43 Million messages a day.. I think the most any has had is about 2
million messages out of a single machine (dunno if anyone has done any laod
tests with the recent faster code).

I think the best way to handle this would be to handle some sort of cluster
with a mysql based bayes engine and using DNS to load balance. 

Also I dunno if anyone's tested the new spam cache code using shared (NFS)
files for this or they would recommend keeping one per local system.

Maybe one of the Steves or Jules can comment on clusters better..

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Res
> Sent: 08 June 2006 08:57
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Who does RBL checks - MailScanner or SpamAssassin?
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> >>
> >> Ever tried running S.A on servers that do serious work, and want your
> mail
> >> out of the queue and delivered the same week ? :)
> >> (I do run SA on the machines that can handle it though, but thats like
> 2
> >> out of many)
> >
> > Most of us run servers that pretty much do serious work ;-).. to each
> his/her
> > way. You can use RBLs at:
> >
> > SpamAssassin: Best way to use RBLs as per my POV.. the bad part being
> that
> > mails originating from ROKSO (spamhaus) are accepted and then tagged.
> I'd like to know how your customers get mail so fast, at a constant rate
> avg of 500 messages per minute, SA can not hope to keep up, after 5 mins
> the queue was at about 1900 *to be* processed, where MailScanner with anti
> virus and content checking and all that stuff on it usually keeps up
> fine anbd people get mail seconds later, SA was tunned to best
> performance by recommendations, and otehr recommendations that it should
> be used on high end networks (i know why) if I left that wretched load of
> crap on, my customers would get mail a week later and some probably months
> later and id be
> replaced pretty quickly :)
> But  like I said, on some of our smaller more dedicated mail servers we do
> use it, because on those that do 50 msgs a minute SA can keep up.
> --
> Cheers
> Res
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