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Re: anyone comipled zmailer v2.9 on AIX v3.2.5?
(this has propably wider interest, thus a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Matt, you seem to be coordinating the effort to Port Zmailer
> to various platforms. Have you considered Linux yet? I'm very
> anxious to see it ported, because right now I'm running smail and I'm
> starting a few mailing lists that are going to drive smail into the
> ground (and take my machine with it). If I can be of any help, please
> let me know.
I have considered, but at the moment the Zmailer has BIG router
when it routes large email lists. I am not yet sure as to why
a 620 receipient list expands the router process memory into
about 32 MB. Such amount is too much for most common Linux
machines -- it would be much for mine as well (32 MB RAM).
That appears to have things to do with the execution model of
the Z-shell, which is basis of all the operations on Zmailer
So at the moment I see no real point in it.
Umm.. Ok, running a list in smaller slices, say 50 recipients
each and feeding those sub-slices from the main list processor
thru invocation of some program, THAT might be doable, though.
I have tried to avoid running a message thru a processing program,
like it is done so many times on sendmail, and smail, but maybe
there is no real alternative..
The Zmailer is smart when it comes to handling a transport queue,
but the routing is at the moment a very sticky subject in deed..
> Lee Silverman, Brown class of '94, Brown GeoPhysics ScM '95
> Email to: Lee_Silverman@brown.edu
> Phish-Net Archivist: email@example.com
> "Nonsense - you only say it's impossible because nobody's ever done it."
/Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>