[Mailman-Developers] Re: To VERP or not to VERP?

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Sun, 17 Jun 2001 12:57:20 -0400

On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 09:53:28AM -0700, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> But what I've found, for really large e-mail installations, there's 
> always another bottleneck. The bigger/faster machine paradigm just 
> doesn't scale after a while, so what I'm working on now is a new setup 
> that I'm calling the "army of smurfs" design. I'm going to be buying 
> lots of small/fast/cheap boxes, and not going to try to try to keep 
> making that single monolithic machine do incrementally more.

If you're talking about generic large mail farms, Chuq, you *really*
need to go find the Earthlink white paper on that and read it, if you
haven't already.  They have one on news, too.  Don't recall the URL;
Ask The Web<tm>.

-- jra
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