- To: crompton@NADC.NADC.NAVY.MIL (D. Crompton) (D. Crompton)
- Subject: SMTP mailjam!?
- From: John D. Hays <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 23 Jan 92 8:38:24 MST
->The delay in disk access for domain lookups and when going to or
->from the mailer, even when there are over a hundred messages is
->very short. It was rather amazing seeing the difference. With the
->norton delay write feature it acceses the disk once and does it's
->thing. No access delay access delay etc. I never wait for keyboard
->entry. I can enter mail for 20 or more people (expanded by alias) and
->after hitting 'q' in the mailer have the NOS prompt back in a flash.
I use an XT for a switch connecting the local AMPRnet on the home ethernet,
and use a Unix box (Apollo Workstation) as the domain nameserver ... this
has substantially improved performance since the XT does a ns_lookup to
the Apollo which is much faster than going to disk.
This allows me to dedicate CHEAP hardware to the switching task.
BTW --- Linux looks like a definite maybe as a hosting platform for future
86 AMPRnet servers.
John D. Hays |Email: [UUCP] ...!hplabs!hpbsl250!jhays
Firmware Engineer | [INTERNET] firstname.lastname@example.org
Boise Printer Division | [GEnie] HAYS
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