Re: mailserver performance (off topic?)

From: Martin Ístlund (mo@bestlinux.se)
Date: 10/18/01


Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 08:06:07 +0200 (CEST)
From: Martin Ístlund <mo@bestlinux.se>
To: <security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com>
Subject: Re: mailserver performance (off topic?)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0110180804150.22305-100000@bestlinux.se>


>
> I suppose you mean everything else will be disallowed ? Are you going
> further serve mail via pop3 or anything ? You shuld keep your thousands
> of users off the machine as far as logins are concerned.

Nope, just port 25. No local users.

>
> > from the security point of view that one should take care of? Also if
>
> I'd opt for Immunix - or at least myself stackguard the network programs.
> With no local users you can be pretty brutal about minimal s/w installed
> and most s[ug]id bits cleared.

I have Red Hat 7.0 Server version installed, Very minimum software
installed, except for postfix, AmaViS & Kaspersky.

> > someone knows howto finetune this server to perform even better, both
> > hardware and software. Im most probably going to use Red Hat 7.0 or 7.1
>
> I'd spend a bit of time learning about the different storage formats used
> by postfix before using it on this scale.

The mail wont be stored on the local server, it will be smtp forwarded to
X mailserver after it has been scanned for viruses.

martin

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