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Re: MTA - MLM - DNS configuration question

I've been optimizing a number of email servers for a client now, AND I can
tell you that ANY disk access apart from the mail system will severely
impact the speed of the server, unless you're talking real low volume. As
soon as you start to get around 200-300K per day, you're gonna need to
seperate the www from the mail if possible. Of course, it also depends on
how heavy the web traffic is as well... but think about the above first.
If you give us more figures we could give you a better idea.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eirik Dentz" <eirikdentz@brainlink.com>
To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:43 AM
Subject: MTA - MLM - DNS configuration question

> I've been asked to set up a MLM along side a web server and I wanted to
> a quick question to the experienced, before I put a lot of time into
> this up.
> My situation: I'm responsible for an web server that has sendmail
> and is configured to send email via Perl and PHP scripts, but doesn't
> receive any.  Recently my supervisor has asked me to set up mailing list
> capabilities on the web server, because the IS department doesn't have
> capacity to do so at present and they want tight integration between the
> mailing lists and the web server (web based subscribe/unsubscibe pages
> lists and archives).  Based upon various threads that I've followed on
> list and other research, I've decided to switch from sendmail to postfix
> to use the GNU Mailman MLM (I'm open to other suggestions...)
> My question is this: The DNS is under the jurisdiction of the IS
> and the MX record @mydomain.org is set up to point at their email
> Does it make sense and is it possible to set up another MX record:
> @lists.mydomain.org which will point at the web server?
> I realize that it is generally a bad idea to set up your web server to
> double duty as an email server.  Any ideas regarding at what message
> a mail server will have a serious negative impact on a web server
running on
> the same machine would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance
> eirik
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