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

Ronny T. Lampert telecaadmin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 14:39:39 GMT 2008

>> topic says it all: when will a MailScanner + postfix actually go into 
>> the "Too much load" situation?
>> Will MailScanner actually affect postfix's decision to go 421?
> MailScanner is not involved with the SMTP transaction at all, so this is 
> nothing to do with MailScanner, it's all down to Postfix.

That's what I was suspecting; but I know that e.g. sendmail is doing 
funny calculation about when to go 421 and it does by using the loadavg 
and some overall process stats.


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