by J Sloan[permalink] [raw]
"Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
> NT and NetWare servers don't stop forwarding
> emails when the load average gets too high -- they just work out of the
> box, and hopefully, no so will Linux (our distribution does now since
> this problem in fixed).
Don't get me started on nt - saying it "just works" is a sign of
genuine naivete - You could say nt "usually works, except for
when it's down". Your sendmail issue with Linux was merely a
tunable parameter, while the nt problems go much deeper, and
nt often requires regular reboots in order to carry on.
> Now we know that sendmail has problems on Linux based on the this load
> average interpretation, which we would not have known if someone had
> not raised the issue.
It is good that you raised the issue -