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Hi again, Can I run a qmail server on a 200MHZ, 64MB Ram machine? This machine is already my local name server, dhcp server and samba master browser. At this ...
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    qmail on 200MHZ, 64MB RAM!?


    Hi again,

    Can I run a qmail server on a 200MHZ, 64MB Ram machine?

    This machine is already my local name server, dhcp server and samba master browser.

    At this time it works like a charm, but I don't know if with qmail running it won't be too much!

    I know that it is not a good idea ti have all services at the same system but this is like a test to see how far linux can go

    Thanks in advance...

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    I'd say it's probably not a problem. I used to run sendmail, samba, named, dhcpd, nfs, ypserv and httpd on a single 166 MHz Pentium machine with 32 MBs of RAM, and it never even had a problem. I could have added lots more services.

    Rule of thumb: Just add enough swap and it'll be fine. =)

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    Just replying myself...

    I've found this great string at http://www.flounder.net/qmail/qmail-howto.html#i, a how-to page about qmail:

    "Speed. qmail is capable of handling millions of deliveries per day on a moderate system. Even a 486 can handle mail volumes of 100,000 messages per day and many simultaneous deliveries."

    My expectations are growing and qmail will be my mta, and maybe to some friends companies too...

    Thanks for you responses Dolda2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    I'd say it's probably not a problem. I used to run sendmail, samba, named, dhcpd, nfs, ypserv and httpd on a single 166 MHz Pentium machine with 32 MBs of RAM, and it never even had a problem. I could have added lots more services.

    Rule of thumb: Just add enough swap and it'll be fine. =)
    And I was thinking twice about adding more services to run on my mailserver (P233MMX, 128M RAM) for fear of hurting the little bugger.
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    I used qmail for about a year..now trying PostFix

    There are so many qmail patches, and fixups..its hard to keep them straight. Ask 10 qmail admins a question, and you'll get 10 different answers. ( And 9 will usually be right

    qmail works, its secure and fast..but I dont like that it seems to be falling behind. Or seems to be. ( ala 1001 patches)

    If your just starting out now...I would recommend Postfix...

    BTW, installing qmail, getting it to work, with all the tools, spam, antivirus, and addons, and not being an open relay..its a real piece of work.

    But if you insist on using qmail....install via the instructions at
    http://www.qmailrocks.org

    BTW, dont ever criticize qmail, or you'll be ostracized by other qmail admins...

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