Mail server with 3500 active accounts

Matt Juszczak matt at
Wed Jun 15 16:11:53 GMT 2005

We're running a mail server with 3500 active accounts.  Are there any 
kernel variables I should set with sysctl in loader.conf that will make 
the system more efficient, etc.?  Right now I'm just running with the 

I found a site online that says if you run hundreds of postfix processes 
then you need to change things.  Our count right now is about 34 when I do 
ps auxw | grep postfix | wc -l ... but of course that includes other 
processes like clean, etc.



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