Hardware questions

Jeff Warnica jeffw at chebucto.ns.ca
Mon Jan 5 20:04:21 EST 2004

An informal survey was completed about a month ago; results are on the
Wiki at:

The closest configuration is more then double your user count, and is
runing on a >5 year old Sun workstation, so I think the question isn't
about how powerfully you want your hardware to be, but what level of
quality you want/need it to be. A build it yourself, $1000 box, is
likely far more powerful then you need for 200 users; if you start
talking about hardware redundancy, hot swap drives, PCI, processors,

On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 13:32, Jason Williams wrote:
> Good morning everyone.
> After doing some initial research and asking a few questions about Cyrus, 
> i've decided that I want to use cyrus for our company mail server. Seems to 
> be exactly what we are looking for and there are so many things that I like 
> about cyrus that just make it right.
> Anyway, I wanted to get some suggestions for a hardware setup for my mail 
> server.
> Our current main corporate office has 45 people. However, that number will 
> rise to about 100 over the next few years.
> Also, we will have some Branch Offices over time and these will include 
> 10-15 people. Eventually, im going to guess and say 150-200 employees for 
> the company.
> I will be running FreeBSD 4.9.
> I cant decide between Postfix and Sendmail. :)
> Also, I will put up webmail.
> Apache, plus SSL, TLS etc.
> With that in mind, any suggestions for hardware?
> Thanks.
> Jason

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