Subject: Re: Abysmal Mailing List Performance
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 07/02/1996 18:49:16
> Most machines end up with a separate sendmail process
> for every message going through and only queue stuff that can't be
> delivered instantly, but the NetBSD mail machine is rather weak and
> can't handle the load that imposes.
I would not call a 486-50 (not DX/2) with an aha1742, 32M of RAM, and
relatively fast disks "rather weak."
Rather, the machine in question is being used for many other services
(e.g. the NetBSD CVS master respository), and, in my opinion, in
poorly set up to deal with the load that's being imposed on it.