Mailscanner performance monitoring ?
alex at vidadigital.com.pa
Wed May 1 19:56:13 IST 2013
An OT recommendation: stick with RH or CentOS instead of Fedora. While
Fedora's "bleeding edge" approach works great on the desktop, CentOS
might be a better fit since it uses older, more stable (but with
security patched backported) components; of course, YMMV.
On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Martin Hepworth <maxsec at gmail.com> wrote:
> local caching DNS server
> only run a couple of RBL's (no need to run lots)
> drop unknown recipients on the incoming MTA
> Martin Hepworth, CISSP
> Oxford, UK
> On 1 May 2013 15:31, Arjan Melein <Amelein at dantumadiel.eu> wrote:
>> We're currently getting flooded by spam and every so often our mailscanner
>> is having trouble seems to have trouble keeping up causing our inbound queue
>> to hit 3000+ messages and I am trying to figure out where the processing
>> time is going.
>> I am getting the impression *something* is causing a delay, I am unsure as
>> to what but I'm thinking in the way of RBL's or DNS...
>> The server is a quadcore with 20 MS threads and it can churn through 10-30
>> average mails per second depending on their size so either e-mails are being
>> delivered faster then they can be scanned or there is indeed a delay
>> Its a 'new' install (few months old) on FC18. I've seen it clear the 3000
>> message queue in 5 - 10 minutes after manually stopping and starting
>> Any ideas anyone ?
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