[Mailman-Users] Technical questions?

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Feb 19 21:40:55 CET 2004

At 9:30 AM -0500 2004/02/19, Brian Haines wrote:

>  We sometimes have several announcements a day to several groups (lists) of
>  people, but a list of 50,000 takes all day to run. I can't send anything to
>  any other group (list) while that is going - It just gets queued behind the
>  first and delivered late (next day).


	See also 

>  I have had these questions for weeks and have not asked them here because
>  they seem technical rather than user related, but I am it. This whole ball
>  has fallen on my lap and I can't imagine that I need a separate server for
>  each list? That is crazy, no?

	Well, 50,000 users is fairly large for Mailman.  If you have the 
right hardware configured correctly, you should be able to handle 
this number of users fairly easily, and pretty much clear your queues 
in short order (I'd expect to be able to do it in less than an hour 
per incoming message).

	However, if you don't have the right hardware configured 
correctly, then handling 5,000 users may be too hard.

>  It seems kind of odd to me that there is no documentation referencing these
>  questions and searches in the list archives come up with no related items
>  pages deep into the results. I must be missing something.

	See the FAQ.  ;-)

>  Thanks for any and all help in advance. I will contribute my findings to the
>  list for the archives in the event that I am not the only moron with these
>  questions.

	Actually, the best place for this sort of stuff is the FAQ.  It 
is user supported, you just have to use the provided password in 
order to be able to create an entry or modify an existing one.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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