Subject: Re: recommendations for virus/worm scanning software?
To: Michael Wolfson <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/25/2003 09:37:08
On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 10:52:08AM -0700, Michael Wolfson wrote:
> Spamassassin requires a lot of memory -- on my HP9000/433s system with  
> 32 MB RAM spamd kept dying.  spamd on my SPARCclassic with 72 MB RAM  
> works like a champ, albeit slowly (~30s/message).  For high volume mail  
> servers, make sure the system has lots of RAM and plenty of CPU.

What's the data path?

network -> sendmail -> mail.local -> procmail -> spamassassin ->procmail ->

or...?  Is it possible to configure sendmail to feed the messages directly
to spamd (is that what it's for?) and then to procmail and file?

If you need to lauch lots of processes including perl for every message,
I bet you need lots of CPU.. :-I