And verily didst tom_limoncelli@Warren.MENTORG.COM spake of these matters:
> > -- We currently have about 100 listserv-s on VM. It is
> > growing at about 5 per week. The total mail traffic
> > generated by those 100 is estimated at 5,000 e-mails per
> > day.
> > QUESTION: anyone out there doing majordomo at this
> > scale?
> I can't answer this, but if you do this I would HIGHLY recommend using
> sendmail 8.5 (or whatever the latest rev. is) since it handles huge,
> huge, huge volumes of mail much better than the stock sendmail that
> most Unix's have.
This is really the key point, which has been mentioned/inferred
but not clarified: Majordomo doesn't do the actual list message
distribution. The "resend" script which comes with Majordomo is
The workload and therefore the performance questions are all in the
system mailer. This is likely to be sendmail, but there are
other choices. Sendmail is the nuclear aircraft carrier of Unix
SO, anyone who's running that volume of lists on the same
operating system and hardware will be good enough for a reference
point. The best place to ask that comes to mind is on Usenet in
comp.mail.sendmail and comp.mail.misc.
> > QUESTION: Does MajorDomo have the ability to archive
> > activity MajorDom and does the subscriber have
> > the ability to request these?
> However, there is no "index" and "get" service like Listserv
> has. I believe someone has written something similar.
These commands are in the latest version of Majordomo.
Alan Millar amillar@bolis.SF-Bay.org __oo \
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