[Mailman-Users] Load testing a mailman server

J.A. Terranson measl at mfn.org
Fri Aug 7 07:26:36 CEST 2009

On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Steve Wray wrote:

> Hi there,
> we are considering deploying a mailman mailing list server.
> I want to ensure that its fairly lean and that it also performs adequately.
> So I'd like to do some load testing on it to measure its performance.
> I'm wondering if anyone can provide any ideas, insights or warnings with
> respect to this sort of thing?
> Thanks!

Load testing is a very simple and staright forward manner, however, I 
would question the need for it unless you are dealing with lists of 
unusual size or settings (VERP comes to mind).  More data from you would 


J.A. Terranson

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