Re: NO! (Was: Re: Corel/Debian Linux Installer)
On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 07:58:26PM -0700, Jonathan Walther wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Marc A. Volovic wrote:
> > has 512MB swap and I think I overdid. My rule of thumb is 2*RAM up to 64M,
> > 1.5*RAM up to 128M and =RAM thereafter.
> I just give it 128M across the board. Simple, consistent, and a nice even
It is acceptable for most cases. Not always. A few of our machines are
number crunchers and those NEED 512MB-1G swap.
> > It is here that I disagree with you most strongly. With IMAP and POP3 (Keep
> > mail on server options), and with any more than 2 users, 128MB is not
> > enough. Under Debian, it is even worse than not enough - I can leave you
> > with mail down. 256MB is the very least for a 5 user system. You can
> You must, or Debian must, be doing something seriously wrong then. My
> company does mail for 100 users, and we don't need more than 90 megs in var.
> And you know what? When it fills up, thats our sign that someone is trying
> to spam or mailbomb us. It works really reliably.
Well, Debian uses /var/cache/apt for volatile files during package update
(i.e. .deb files are put there)...
> If you want pop mail to be kept on server, I recommend a separate harddrive
> for mail, instead of just partitioning. Ditto for INN. Drives are cheap
> these days. You want an 4.3G hd, brand new, direct from factory? I'll get
> it for you at $77 through my company. Stop by and pick it up, or I'll
> charge you cost of shipping. There is no excuse.
Errrrm... I am NOT using a disk or a partition. Well, a partition, yes.
The sda disk is the current system disk with /var/spool/mail soon to be
moved to what is now /home/spare... It is a very nice RAID box ;-).
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/sda1 495666 13028 457039 3% /
/dev/sda2 1981249 312123 1566726 17% /usr
/dev/sda3 991124 678475 261449 72% /var
/dev/sdc1 34108086 13 33391254 0% /u1
/dev/sdc2 4950080 13 4847573 0% /u2
/dev/sdc3 4950080 13 4847573 0% /u3
/dev/sdc5 9867356 4369491 5293037 45% /home/share
/dev/sdc6 14769572 10122728 4339522 70% /home/fdb
/dev/sdc7 14769572 12378998 2083252 86% /home/users
/dev/sdc8 2454847 13 2404070 0% /home/spare
prima:/prima3 8359924 4125656 4234268 49% /prima3
> > live pretty well with 1G for up to 50 users. I now regularly make it
> > 2G for all my clients except one, who has 3G. This, of course, goes for
> > the primary mail server.
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