[Greylist-users] Getting greylisting to scale

Paul Venezia pvenezia at jpj.net
Sat Oct 7 18:39:34 PDT 2006

On Oct 7, 2006, at 6:51 PM, thing wrote:

> Hi,
> I ahve run greylisting at home for 9 months with great success (thanks
> guys!). Now I am looking to bring it into work, we handle 3 million
> emails a month so scaling is a whole new issues for me....we average
> around 2~3 emails per second with up to 20 per second during a spam
> attack, so I need to look at ways to reliably scale to that sort of
> input....
> What areas will need work tweaking over the out of the box setup?
> Looking for docs on this, URLs appreciated,
> Specific Mysql tweaks?
> anything else?

I handle a load far higher than that (40+/sec at peak) with a dual  
1.7Ghz XEON with 2GB of RAM (old Compaq w6000 workstation) running  
FreeBSD 6.1 with Sendmail 8.13.8 and MySQL 5. The load hits 8 or 9  
occasionally, but no other issues. Oh, and the same server handles 45  
websites, virt email, mailing lists, etc, etc.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.


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