OT Trends of 64 bit

Jeff Earickson jaearick at colby.edu
Tue Jan 25 18:22:32 GMT 2011


I ran MS and Clam on Solaris 10 Sparc (by definition 64-bit) for 6 or
7 years with no issues, other than being the oddball on this list who
continued to use Solaris.

This Fall I moved this setup to VMWare based 64-bit Redhat ES 5.5 (now
5.6) with no issues at all.  I will be moving the setup to VMWare
based Redhat ES 6.0, 64-bit, this Spring.

This past summer we moved our email from an in-house mail system (the
Solaris/MS/Clam/Sendmail frontend, with a Mirapoint email appliance
backend) to Google Apps.  So the MailScanner box handles far less
email than it used to.  It just acts as a mail relay for a few key
servers behind our firewall(s), plus it acts as Google's "where to
route it if I don't know who this person is" mail server.  The Google
route stuff supports email redirects and some legacy email aliases.

As always, MailScanner continues to run just great.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote:
> Just wondering -
> Is the trend for mail servers typically moving toward the 64 bit versions of
> Linux (or other OSs)? Are any using a 64 bit OS with MS and Clam?
> I'd just like to hear your issues since I might be getting some new servers
> this year.
> Steve Campbell
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