When will MailScanner + postfix actually say "421 too much load"

Ugo Bellavance ugob at lubik.ca
Thu Feb 21 14:21:58 GMT 2008

Ronny T. Lampert wrote:
> Hello all,
> topic says it all: when will a MailScanner + postfix actually go into 
> the "Too much load" situation?

Probably when the load on your machine is rather high.  Sendmail does 
that by default when load is 12X# of CPU

> Will MailScanner actually affect postfix's decision to go 421?
> Did anybody have this kind of situation yet?

MailScanner an other processes affect the load, and postfix makes a 
decision based on the load.


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