----- Original Message -----
From: "Lars Hecking" <lhecking at nmrc.ucc.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] Updated Sophos file [was: New Virus warning]
>> > <slaps himself on head> ah yes.. that's why its the LOCAL mailer.. :)
>> Damn, who would knwo such things ... :-)
>> > i take it the virus scanning software isn't too resource intensive then?
>> It is, it is ...
>> I have described my setup in
>http://msgs.securepoint.com/cgi-bin/get/postfix0004/183.html>> And I'm quite sure that a 486 class machine would not be sufficient
> in our particular environment. It would probably work fine on average,
> even on peak times (1000 deliveries/hour - still not much), but the real
> killers are a) large attachments, and b) attachments with many files -
> .tgz etc.
>> Though, the performance of amavis-perl is probably at least an order
> of magnitude better than AMaViS (the original, shell script).
As far as resources go, I have the original shell version of AmaVis
running on a Dual PII-350, and you feel it when there's something being
scanned. It's zip/other archives that are the major pain, and I can't
tell you how many mails an hour we deal with (I don't know OTOMH), but
the machine does other things as well (squid/ftp/topclass), so that
may be skewing things.
What's the diff with the perl version Lars? Is it worth using, and is
it more maintained?
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System Administrator | communicate. Some man you just can't
WBT Systems, Block 2, | reach... so you get what we had
Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St. | here last week, which is the way
01-4170100 | he wants it.
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