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Re: Collective OT BIOS help AND an aside smtp question
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Collective OT BIOS help AND an aside smtp question
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2002_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 10:27:02 -0800
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2002_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
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Quoting Jon Quiros (jquiros_(_at_)_teahead_(_dot_)_net):
> Elijah Savage III wrote:
> > I have been terribly pleased with openbsd 3.2 I was using it as a mail
> > gateway with postifx on a pentium pro 200 with 1 gig of memory serving
> > about 3800 users on the network. Well I wanted to add a larger harddrive
> > than what I have in it now only 6.4 gig. Well the machine would not see
> > it and for some reason after hours and hours of trying I can't get a
I used to use a (30MHz) DecStation to "gateway" mail for 20k people.
It had 64MB of RAM and 2 2GB disks (one boot, the other /var/spool/,
swap on both).
The PentiumPro/200 seems about right (cept for TLS support).
I'm trying to figure out why, for mail in transit, you'd WANT
more than 6 GB. Why you'd need 1GB of RAM.
I'm coming up short.
I usually have to fight clients who want a 2 or 4 way machine
and inevitably go with cheap disks. I've found that a 2 Way
E250 with good good hardware RAID doesn't blink at relaying
40k messages per hour to/from the Internet (many outgoing
messages will sit in queue and many may never get delivered).
The iostats and vmstats on the machine show capacity to spare.
Me? I might get another machine, with decent disks, swipe 512MB
from the first and have redundancy.