Message from discussion configuring sendmail for highload incoming mail
From: andreyNS...@bookexchange.net (NetComrade)
Subject: configuring sendmail for highload incoming mail
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Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 18:30:19 GMT
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currently the server can't fork sendmails b/c it's getting a lot of
As soon as I get somebody to reboot it, i'd like to make sure it
doesn't happen again..
The server doesn't send a lot of email, maybe a couple a day, but does
receive a lot whenever a newsletter goes out.
The server is an e450 w/4cpu's 2Gig Ram.
I think we currently have a setting for MaxDaeemonChildren to 200, but
as I was reading thru the newsgroups it doesn't seem to be effective..
there was a lot of posts suggesting to run sendmail as
sendmail -bd -odq -q5m, but looking at man sendmail I can't exactly
get undestand what -bd and -odq mean..
Any help is appreciated.. thnx