Who does RBL checks - MailScanner or SpamAssassin?

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 11:51:30 IST 2006

On 08/06/06, Res <res at ausics.net> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Martin Hepworth wrote:
> > Res
> >
> > 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).
> HUH wtf did you get 43m from? It's about 30k messages an hour,
> I know I was hopeless at maths but 30000 x 500  !=43000000 ;)

Missread by Martin  I beleive... He read "second" where you said
"minute" (60*60*24*500=43.2*10^6 ... I did the same thing... sat there
full of awe for a moment, considering you have several boxes doing
that:-). The 720k you do per day isn't bad, though perhaps not as

> > 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.
> So you want us to outlay 10's of thousands of dollars for no reason?
> it handles it nicely now, and the load rarely gets above 3 when its in
> peak, and all that is probably disk speed, we are fairly happy without SA
> thanks :)

I guess you have this very well covered, but... What is it that "kills
you" when running SA? The DNS overhead?

-- Glenn
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