[Mailman-Users] Load-balancing mailman between two servers

Kim Hawtin kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au
Mon Nov 27 04:57:42 CET 2006

Guy Waugh wrote:
> Hi there,
> I run Mailman 2.1.9 on two load-balanced RHEL3 servers. The load
> balancer is an LVS director (http://www.linuxvirtualserver.org), a layer
> 4 software load balancer. The load balancer balances requests to
> sendmail on the two RHEL3 servers, and to apache running the Mailman web
> interface. Because of this, there's no guarantee that a user will hit
> the Mailman web interface on the same server as the one that has
> received an email for a Mailman list. I do this load balancing for
> redundancy, not for load; this way, I can bring down one of the two
> servers at any time and the Mailman service is still maintained.
> By the way, I've been doing this since Mailman 2.1.5, and from that
> time, I've had the archives, data and lists directories on an NFS-shared
> disk, like this:


> Anyone suggest which directories I should be NFS sharing?

How/where do you share the incoming mail list aliases that sendmail checks?

Also when you create a new list, how to you update the other hosts aliases?


Operating Systems, Services and Operations
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide
kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au

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