From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 22 Apr 2002 - 14:48:02 IST
On Monday 22 April 2002 13:52, AJ McKee wrote:
> Postfix does look fun and there are again RH rpms avaiable but I
> would prefer to do a full install as it seems a better way to do
> Scability I should have mentioned is another area for concern. But I
> think I should be able to fidn this out with a little help for goog.
Postfix is very modular in operation; it uses pools of processes to
keep everything going. You can tell it how many of each to use
(master.cf); so you can bias a machine towards outgoing or incoming
email, etc. It needs a fast local DNS server (I use BIND9, which now
seems okay) and as fast a disk as you can throw at it. Don't even
think about putting a high-volume mail server on IDE disks; get a SCSI
controller with as much battery-backed cache as you can afford.
I suggest ext3 or reiserfs for the spool directory; as with any mail
service, it creates lots of small files.
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