Re: mailserver performance (off topic?)

From: Dharmu (dharmu@nsecure.net)
Date: 10/19/01


Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:39:11 +0530 (IST)
From: Dharmu <dharmu@nsecure.net>
To: Martin Ístlund <mo@bestlinux.se>
Subject: Re: mailserver performance (off topic?)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110191537590.16050-100000@dharmu.nsecure.net>

On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Martin Ístlund wrote:

> >
> > 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.

        Then why they are using pien to see the mail if the mails or
forwarding to some other smtp server. I am not clear about this

Dharmendra.T
Linux Expert
nSecure Software(P) Ltd.
www.nsecure.net

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