New server request
dave.list at pixelhammer.com
Tue Apr 8 16:01:53 IST 2008
Alex Neuman wrote:
> 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
>> 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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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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