[Mailman-Users] Example system specs

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Mon Jun 5 18:09:12 CEST 2000

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:27:50 +0100 
Mike Richardson <doctor at kira.mcc.ac.uk> wrote:

> 1) Is this normal or does it look like I've not configured
> something properly?  

I suspect a problem with your configuration.  I've run faster on
slower hardware (different OS admittedly).

> 2) Can someone let me have example specs of their Mailman machine
> please? (CPU and speed, memory, disk space and type, no of lists
> and an idea of number of lists/period) The higher the throughput
> the better..

Hardware statistics for Kanga.Nu:


Number of lists:


Web traffic is currently sitting at ~140K pages per month (average
12% growth per month):


Average mail load (sorry, this isn't published as it contains email

  30K - 40K per hour with the MTA usually idle as shown by:

    96% of messages are delivered within 60 seconds of hitting the queue

    98% are delivered within the hour  

MTA is a loosely tuned Exim.  Most lists are moderated.  eg MUD-Dev
has a little under 1K members.  Average posting time for approving a
collection of 4 or 5 moderated posts is single digit seconds (varies

Previous hardware was an AlphaStation 200 with 128Meg RAM -- a box
with very similar performance to your P90 with 64Meg given Alpha's
atrocious code and data density.  Overall system performance was not 
that different from the above.

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