Subject: Re: Mail list envelope sender address
To: D. J. Bernstein <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/25/1996 20:09:06
"D. J. Bernstein" writes:
> Perry Metzger writes:
> > qmail beats the crap out of a site like AOL by sending thirty copies
> No. qmail spreads the load evenly among AOL's 44 mail exchangers.

There should be one thirtieth of the load from a single message being

> What happens to some poor country like Kenya is that qmail uses _less_
> bandwidth,

You're insane.

> Latency is different. It is _not_ shared. Every message must get through
> on time. If a user has a crucial message delayed by two hours, he won't
> care about billions of messages that were delivered in two seconds.

There is another simple way to get rid of latency. Use event driven
resolver libraries, event driven I/O, and such. My company's event
driven programming library makes this sort of thing easy -- the thing
should be released under Berkeley copyright some time in the next six
months. Provided you aren't blocking delivery to site B while you
deliver to site A it doesn't matter.

> > However, as I've said already, this is NOT the qmail bashing list.
> Fine.

Then stop.