New server request
alex at nkpanama.com
Tue Apr 8 14:51:30 IST 2008
Are you using SA with sa-compile'd rules? Local caching DNS? /var/
spool/Mailscanner/incoming and /root/.spamassassin mounted as tmpfs?
On Apr 8, 2008, at 8:42 AM, DAve wrote:
> Currently we get hit with 200k to 300k connections a day that hit an
> RBL. We see 15k to 25k pipeline attempts. We spam scan almost 50% of
> our mail and we Virus scan everything that comes in. We process 4gb
> of mail a day on two servers, total around 50k to 65k message we
> actually deliver. We process 16,908 whitelist and 14,348 blacklist
> entries from MailWatch.
> Mail delivery for our clients *INCLUDES* outbound scanning and
> filtering through my smtp servers (different hardware) and coming
> back in through my MailScanner servers.
> I can get that done in 5 minutes round trip time for a message. 90%
> of that time is spent in the MS server, queues, waiting for pickup,
> etc. I think that is pretty darned good.
> That is apparently not good enough. Every month or so I get told
> that mail delivery in incredibly slow and I need to look at the
> servers. I do, and every message I check takes around five minutes.
> I need a recommendation for the root'n toot'nist, rockem sockem,
> nuklear powered, rocket fuel fed servers money can buy. I want to
> push a batch of 30 messages through a full featured install of SA,
> Clamav, and local rulesets in less than 5 seconds. Tops. When my
> sales director hits send in his outlook, I want the message to
> deliver so fast his laptop jumps from his desk.
> I think I need striped SAS disks with 15k spindles, four CPUs, and
> 16gb of ram. I am open to realistic suggestions, though humor is
> still welcome. I intend to submit a quote this week.
> In 50 years, our descendants will look back on the early years
> of the internet, and much like we now look back on men with
> rockets on their back and feathers glued to their arms, marvel
> that we had the intelligence to wipe the drool from our chins.
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