hardware sizing for a large mail installation?

Mark Blackman mark at exonetric.com
Thu Sep 30 11:44:39 EDT 2004

On 30 Sep 2004, at 16:26, John Madden wrote:

>> he seemed willing to offload that to another box, so I chose not
>> to cover that point and his box does seem more than adequate (if
>> properly utilized) for most content scanning.
> True, there is that.
> I'm mostly concerned with cyrus keeping up with the load -- probably a
> couple thousand simultaneous connections via a web mail client.

That should be no problem. Cyrus is relatively lightweight on CPU,
so its probably just a question of having enough network buffers
to keep the connections live. I'd recommend the skiplist backend
instead of db4 as well.

> John
> -- 
> John Madden
> UNIX Systems Engineer
> Ivy Tech State College
> jmadden at ivytech.edu

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