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Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Tue Aug 19 14:28:57 IST 2008

2008/8/19 Andrew MacLachlan <andrew at>:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>>>>> But do you split messages before MailScanner? It sounds like you don't
>>>>> do that (properly).
>>>> OK - any pointers to the _correct_ way of doing this with PF?
>>> After spending some quality time with Google I found this:
>>> Is this still valid?
>> It should still be valid.
> Does anyone have experience of using this configuration on a busy system? -
> I'm a little concerned about the caveats in the doc - what's the busiest
> system anyone would recommend this to be implemented on?
> -Andy
Which of the caveats concerns you most?
The concerns about performance isn't anything I've experienced, just
something logically less-than-optimal... The real hit in this would be
from SA, but if you use the SA results cache... that should mitigate
things pretty OK. I haven't got any substantial volume, so cannot say
how it will stand up to pressure on a "busy" server. It operates very
well with *our* distribution of multi-recipient mails and an average
of 6K messages/day on a rather weak desktop box... lab equipment that
during a time of ... crisis... had to step in and do the production
work (while I busily built a few new boxes:-).
As I say in the test (IIRC:-), I have very little use for it myself,
so ... the new boxes wasn't set up with it.

There are other effects, mainly with what you *cannot* do in a ruleset
while employing this setup, but I think those are covered in the

-- Glenn
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