Who does RBL checks - MailScanner or SpamAssassin?

Res res at ausics.net
Fri Jun 9 08:35:38 IST 2006

On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Glenn Steen wrote:

> 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

Thats 'per machine x 2 machines'... several others do less, they do 
about 50-200 a minute, with a few more more dedicated boxes doing much 

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

SA itself, all the dns stuff is off as is a couple other things they 
suggested, SA was used for spam detection only, we lowered teh default MS 
check first.. from 30k to 10k to 5k, even at 5k it only made a minute 
improvement but was next to useless still, also allowing lots of spam to 
pass :)

Laws in this country were changed recently to require network operators to 
do what they can and be "pro active" in stopping spam leaving their 
network, thats great, but only about 1% comes from our users, the rest is 
international where there appears no legislation to deter it.


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