[Mailman-Users] Sendmail getting bum rap...
jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Oct 25 17:24:12 CEST 2001
On Thursday 25 October 2001 10:48, Timothy Brier wrote:
> I couldn't agree more. I was using the RPMs from RedHat with Sendmail.
> It was taking about 30 minutes to deliver 500 messages.
> I downloaded and installed Postfix (not the RPM) and watched the time
> drop to 1 minute and 45 seconds.
I run Sendmail at work (and have also run Postfix). I run Postfix at home
and at a few contract clients - Mandrake defaults to postfix. The postfix
works just fine, and I have no problems with it. My sendmail works just
fine and I have no problems with it either.
The performance I get with loads of 100k messages/day is very similar with
both Postfix and Sendmail. If it is taking you over 5 minutes to deliver
500 messages (< 50k each) from a sendmail server, then something is wrong
- the install/configuration of your Sendmail
- the cpu/disk subsystem of your PC
- your DNS must be caca.
I my corporate mail servers, I install Sendmail from source and optimize it
based on the articles on http://www.sendmail.org. The whole process takes
about 4 hours, and the end result is a spiffy mailserver that handles a
pounding very well and keeps delivering.
I have no bias against Postfix. I like it just fine. Sendmail also works
Now if you are processing huge amounts of email on a nice server with SCSI
disk subsystems, you will see a definite advantage while using Postfix.
This advantage is lost however on a moderate level server with an IDE disk
Just speaking from my own experience. If anyone has a real definitive
study showing otherwise, I would like to see it.
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