OT: Re: How many people to admin a Cyrus system?

Scott M. Likens damm at yazzy.org
Tue Nov 13 15:18:17 EST 2007

Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>> 3. Can't handle high load very well, in fact it handles load horribly.
> I have a friend who works at a small shop who reports exactly the same
> issue with Zimbra, s..ll...ooo..wwww...

I'm glad to know that I wasn't alone, even though I was positive I was not.
>> 3) ClamAV.  Do note how much email I said we dealt with a minute.  We 
>> didn't get a great deal of email.  Maybe 2000 email a day?  Not overly 
>> much.  However as the ClamAV database would grow, if you restarted 
>> ClamAV or Zimbra eventually it would take too long for ClamAV to start 
>> and would not listen on the port assigned and would make mail fail to 
>> deliver.  (Ouch huh?)
> In defense of CLAMAV I can say that we run it on our SMTP server (not on
> the IMAP or groupware server which seems like a bad idea).  It works
> well and is pretty stable.  If your CLAMAV was causing you this problem
> then Zimbra must have boloxed the setup or you just had a bad version.
It was a bad ClamAV version that they shipped.  I replaced it with a 
more current version (it was .80.7 or some really old version).  Then it 
was working again without it dying on it's own or anything.

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