[Techtalk] Unusually high loads w/sendmail
scott at scottah.com
Fri Nov 22 22:44:39 EST 2002
I had a BSDi server, originally a Pentium 100 with 64 megs of ram serving
2,300 email accounts via sendmail and qpopper. This machine also handled
user home pages and radius. It crashed a little over a week ago......I
was hoping to go Debian, but in the interest of getting up as soon as
possible I grabbed Red Hat 7.2 and installed, up in 29 minutes.
Machine config: Dual PIII, 600 MHz, gig of ram, raid 5. Install Red Hat
7.2 with sendmail, qpopper, OpenWebMail, apache and Spam Assassin's spamd
daemon. My load averages are hitting 6 on average, dropping to 2 or 3
late at night. The machine is overloaded, customers call and their
Outlooks time out, some even give the error that xinetd is refusing the
Needless to say I am very disappointed that a RH machine with this horse
power can not even handle what BSDi did on a Pentium 100. I did disable
spamd and makes no difference.
My question: would Debian serve me better or any other thoughts?
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