[Mimedefang] Mimedefang: Problem with High load in sendmail

Rob MacGregor rob.macgregor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 11:39:34 EDT 2006

On 4/17/06, Julio Cesar Salas Garcia <julio.salas at citi.com.mx> wrote:
> Hi,
> i have configured mimedefang to generate Signatures in all messages that
> we send, but the problem is that after a little while working, and with
> an certain amount of load, the sendmail stops answering por 25 ( or
> takes a lot of time) and everey body asks if the service is down...
> Is there any Performance Tunning procedures or Tips to increase the
> performance for mimedefang?

You need to look at the cause of your problem.  Is it processor time,
memory usage, disk I/O...?

You could simply increase the value at which sendmail stops answering,
however that would only delay the problem from showing itself.

Details of your hardware, sendmail (and mimedefang) version, changes
to the filter, whether you're doing any virus/spam scanning, anything
else the box is doing...

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Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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