[Mailman-Users] Performance limitations inquiry

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Mar 17 04:23:35 CET 2004

On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 21:01, chardlist at chard.net wrote:
> I run mailman 2.1.4 on FreeBSD unix with sendmail.  I'm running it on a
> co-located server in a verio datacenter, so it's internet connection is fast. 
> My question is, how can I expect the server to perform if the primary function
> of this server is to just run mailman?  I expect to have upwards of 60 lists on
> it with approximatly 300-500 posts a day among all lists.  List sizes will
> range from 100 to 5000 members.  There will be some announce only lists that
> have 20,000 members or so.
> The machine is a P4 2.4Ghz with 1GIG of ram.
> What I'm trying to pin down is whether or not having lists of this size and
> level of posting will choke up the server and necessitate upgrades.  Is my
> machine overkill or do I have something to be concerned with?  Any information
> from mailman users out there, including some stats on how many lists you may
> run on a particular machine and its success would be helpful.
> Brendan

You'll be fine, especially since your running on a FreeBSD server (and I
assume a SCSI disk subsystem).

Jon Carnes

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