University MailScanner Setup

Rose, Bobby brose at
Sat Dec 12 21:13:05 GMT 2009

We have two boxes (somewhat similar hardware) using LVS (with Piranha as GUI) for the load balancing of smtp.  Our message counts are around 90-110 thousand.

Bobby Rose
Wayne State University School of Medicine


-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of shuttlebox
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 1:55 PM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: University MailScanner Setup

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Gottschalk, David <dgottsc at> wrote:
> Then we would just have a bunch of MailScanner machines fronted by a load balancer to handle all inbound email (I'd imagine we need more than six after doing so)

I doubt you need to spend money/time on a dedicated load balancer.
Just setting up all your MailScanner servers as MX hosts in your DNS
should do the trick for free. Load balancing via round robin from DNS
and failover from SMTP automatically picking the next MX if one is not

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