On Thursday 8 April 2004, philip.reynolds at rfc-networks.ie (Philip
>Personally, I don't think 2 minutes is a shabby time for 10,000
>e-mails (roughly 3k in size). Keep in mind, zero optimization,
>low-end desktop hardware and low-end desktop disks. It's just
>something to think about.
Not sloppy at all - I just threw together a little Perl program to write
10000 files of about 2K each and it took just under two minutes with a
similar setup. That was of course just one program, but as it's
completely I/O bound I don't imagine a bunch of little workers would
But case proven, I guess - for mass mailing with Postix, the overhead of
SMTP injection just isn't that high.
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