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Re: Tweaking router performance.
On Sun, 17 Aug 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Through various management "genius" there is currently a project
> underway that will, in the end, be delivering half a million pieces of
> email a day (About 10 pieces of email sent to 50,000 recipients.
> Flame me on the stupidity of that later. I am currently hunting
> At this point, I am noticing that the biggest bottleneck looks to be the
> router (And that if I limit myself to 1 or 2 routers, I will get better
> performance). What can I do to shorten the amount of time a message
> spends in the router? Should I choose to bypass the router, what
> files must I create to keep the scheduler happy?
I don't think the router will be much of problem for a mailing list. If
you put a 1000 recipients on each message, the router only need to handle
50 messages. If you put more recipients on each message, the router's
memory usage will be higher.
> Does adequate locking exist so that multiple machines could use the
> same postoffice area (via NFS) for routing? For scheduling?
> For SMTP delivery?
I don't think the scheduler will like this very much.
> While I consider this to be spamming to the extreme, supposedly all 50,000
> recipients volunteered for the mail (I suspect that it was a default
> option on the first HTML form they saw).
> Any information would be appreciated.