Load Balancing with Postfix [and SpamAssassin]

Tyler Strickland tyler at tylers.org
Wed Jan 18 15:52:26 MST 2006


On Wed, January 18, 2006 2:34 pm, Alan Fullmer wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I am wondering if anyone can direct me to any books/sites/etc regarding
> possibly running postfix on one or more servers accepting mail, processing
> with SA, then forwarding onto a 3rd machine.
>
> Currently my setup only includes one Postfix box, which does all of the
> mail
> filtering (with spamassassin) then forwards it on to a mailbox holding
> server.
>
> The setup works, however I get so backlogged.  For example, running a
> mailq
> as we speak, comes up with:
> 35918 Kbytes in 5257 Requests.

On another front, you may want to look into why SA is taking so long.  One
factor you may want to look into is blacklist (RBL) lookups - they could
slow down the whole process.

--Tyler




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