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Re: OT: Debian Mailinglist server slow?



On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 07:56, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 07:16:03AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> | On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 05:17, Paul Johnson wrote:
> | > On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 11:25:10PM +0200, Pim Bliek wrote:
[snip]
> | 
> | Totally disagree.
> | 
> | Before MSBlaster & sobig.f made their appearance, the debian- lists
> | were responding very quickly.
> 
> Sometimes it's fast, and sometimes the server is overloaded and
> message turnaround can be 5 or 6 hours.  One time murphy ran out of
> inodes on its disk, and thus was having a lot of trouble processing
> mail.  Another time the spam-scanning system there went haywire and
> caused long delays.  Sometimes an overload of junk (spam, virus, or
> the loads of autoresponder crap that follows the virus) overloads the
> system causing delays.
> 
> You could just sit tight and be patient during the slow times, or you
> could donate more resources to help combat the crap that wastes the
> resources SPI already has.

So, in other words, it's all Microsoft's fault? ;-)

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