Subject: Re: Abysmal Mailing List Performance
To: Gary D. Duzan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 07/02/1996 17:53:10
"Gary D. Duzan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?