[Mailman-Users] want to slow down the post of server

James Reid james at thereidsonline.com
Mon Sep 1 14:16:30 CEST 2008

I think you could set things up so that mailman talks to sendmail / postfix
via tcp, which could then be throttled using shorewall

-----Original Message-----
From: Zbigniew Szalbot [mailto:z.szalbot at lcwords.com] 
Sent: Monday, 1 September 2008 10:08 PM
To: James Reid
Cc: 'Burcu İnci'; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] want to slow down the post of server


James Reid:
> The best way I have found to throttle the number of messages coming
> out of mailman is to use something like the QOS service found in
> Shorewall.
> This allows you to control how much of the available bandwidth is
> used going out of your server + prioritise SMTP with other protocols.

But he was referring to his server load increasing so much that it 
ceases to operate in a stable manner, which throttling bandwidth won't 
help, or will it?

Zbigniew Szalbot

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