kevin at suberic.net wrote:
>> Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> > Hmmm... would it make sense to sort the subscriber list by friendliness of
> > the server, and put the troublesome people at the end of the list?
> > That way most people get served fastest, and the people who are going to
> > be delayed *anyway* will still be reached pretty quickly because all of
> > the people in front of them will be guaranteed to be quick.
> > Any MTA's that do this sort of QoS sorting?
>> er... it would have to learn. you can't see how "friendly" a server is
> without connecting to it. so you'd need to record the history of each
> mta. and they'll change over time (as in some will be faster at noon,
> others at the beginning of the month, some during certain months, etc)
> isn't sendmail big enough without a built in ai? not to mention the
> huge db that you'd need to track it.
Now that I think of it, this shouldn't go into sendmail : it should be
part of the list handling software.
It would be easy enough to implement : just note the last 10 connect
times for each subscriber and keep them with the rest of the data,
and use the floating average to determine the order in which subscribers
> it's ideas like that wot cause enlightenment...
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