Subject: Re: Abysmal Mailing List Performance
To: Gary D. Duzan <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1996 17:53:10
"Gary D. Duzan" <> writes:

>    Has anyone else noticed that it takes forever for messages posted to
> the NetBSD lists takes forever to get out?

I wouldn't call it `forever', but it does take a while.  There are
only 2 ways to fix this:

1) Get a better mailer.  Unfortunately, the only one that has a
reasonable queueing policy is zmailer, and it's simply too unstable.

2) Run more sendmail processes.  Unfortunately, pain *can't* run more
sendmail processes, because it doesn't have the memory.

You're welcome to fix either one of these.  B-)

> It isn't unusual for me to
> see messages posted three or four days after they were written, [...]

I haven't seen any delays that large.  Are you sure there isn't a
problem on some system between you and pain?