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Re: Collective OT BIOS help AND an aside smtp question
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- Subject: Re: Collective OT BIOS help AND an aside smtp question
- From: "Elijah Savage III" <esavage_(_at_)_digitalrage_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 16:57:12 -0500
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- Thread-topic: Collective OT BIOS help AND an aside smtp question
Why? Because the box was sitting in the closet not doing anything
(smile). It wasn't a case of whether the box was strong enough but why
strip it down just because your only going to use it for mail? So we
said hey it is a feebie.
From: Chuck Yerkes [mailto:chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2002_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com]
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: Collective OT BIOS help AND an aside smtp question
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
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.