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Date:      Thu, 9 Feb 1995 19:11:01 -0500 (EST)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb@kryten.atinc.com>
To:        Bill Allison <wallison@ifc.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Sendmail question
Message-ID:  <Pine.3.89.9502091926.A17544-0100000@kryten.atinc.com>
In-Reply-To: <199502092355.OAA00377@ifc.com>

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On Thu, 9 Feb 1995, Bill Allison wrote:

> Under FreeBSD 1.1.5.1, on a 90MHz pentium, I have no idea:
> --how much memory I will need
> --how I can optimize sendmail to send stuff the quickest possible way.

	586 @ 90 Mhz is plenty of processor.   16MB ram will do nicely.  
i use a 386dx-40 with 16mb to support news, mail, ftp, gopher and more 
for a dozen users.

	you can use the default sendmail arguments of FreeBSD (ie -bd 
-q30m) to send out the mail every thirty minutes.  or change -q30m to a 
smaller number to process the queue faster.  

	a question to you:  if the data has to arrive within 1-2 hrs, 
does you connection to the other sites allow this?   if you are passing 
mail thru a couple of hosts each queuing for up to 30 minutes you may not 
be able to meet this requirement.

	i expect to be in seattle later this month.  if i can help you 
out, let me know.

jmb

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