[Mailman-Users] Cached Name server - How does it speed up things?

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Oct 9 18:12:43 CEST 2002

On Wed, 9 Oct 2002 16:39:44 +0100 
Angel Gabriel <badmangabriel at lycos.co.uk> wrote:

> Does a cached name server have to be on the exact same machine as
> mailman?  

No, but you lose most of the benefits if its not.

> I think it's pretty obvious that postfix seems to be the MTA of
> choice...

Postfix and Exim have (surprisingly) similar performance curves.  I
readily recommend either in large load cases.

> so how to I transfer all my aliases over?

That depends on how you configure your MTA.  Simplest is to keep your
system and Mailman alias lists separate.  Under postfix that just means
that you declare two alias maps

  alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
  alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases

Under Exim its a bit easier as you don't actually need any aliases at
all if you follow the HOW-TO.

J C Lawrence                
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