Massive queue buildup

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Nov 15 16:18:42 GMT 2006

Glenn Steen spake the following on 11/15/2006 12:56 AM:
> On 15/11/06, Res <res at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Chandler, Jay wrote:
>> > ov 14 20:07:42 brewer MailScanner[37903]: Batch (30 messages) processed
>> > in 328.23 seconds
>> > Nov 14 20:07:51 brewer MailScanner[38335]: Batch (30 messages)
>> processed
>> > in 670.92 seconds
>> > Nov 14 20:08:37 brewer MailScanner[38125]: Batch (30 messages)
>> processed
>> > in 643.34 seconds
>> >
>> > That's not good.
>> >
>> No :)
> Have to agree here. More below.
>> If you nee dit sorted , disable spam assassin, leave spam checks on, but
>> disable SA, you'll find it will clear the queue in no time.
> Might not be the culprit after all. Well, it still might bet....:-)
>> Also do you RBL in MS or MTA? MTA is far better
> In one of Jays earlier responses (to Brent Addis) he mentioned doing
> 3-4 BLs in MS, which he found to be "nothing insane". Well, he just
> might be wrong, taken that those would _serialize_, much like most
> MTAs but unlike SA, and with some poor choices made on which lists to
> check in MS... Voila, bad performance here we come:-). At least a
> theory worth exploring;-).
> As you all know, the MTA (for early rejection) or SA (for
> parallellism) is the place to do this (and possibly one or two in
> MS...:-).
I have to agree totally. BL's in mailscanner will be the slowest.
I just ran across Net-DNSBL-MultiDaemon on CPAN, and I am thinking about
experimenting with it. You can add it as a zone in bind and make one lookup.
It seems to even drop BLs that timeout or get slow for a short period of time.
I just have to think out a plan to give it a workout.


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