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Re: OpenLDAP and BIG mail environments

--On Wednesday, February 11, 2004 2:00 PM -0800 James Courtney <Jcourtney@inphonic.com> wrote:

We're currently supporting 20,000 users on a Mirapoint mail system backed
by a server running OpenLDAP 2.1.25 with DB 4.2.52 behind.  Things are
currently running quite well but we're rearchitecting our system and
we're told that we may be brining in 20,000+ users a month on a feature
limited version of our product which only supports mail (voice mail to be
specific).  Our product stores messages (voice mail, email, fax) in our
email server which we're building anew ourselves using the above
mentioned components.  Clearly the mail server and LDAP in that case will
get a good workout...

Hi Jamey,

We have approximately 50k accounts that get mail delivered to on a daily basis. We use openldap as our backend for maildrop lookups. There are 3 OpenLDAP servers dedicated to this purpose. We are using sendmail right now instead of postfix (but are in the process of upgrading). Our servers have been able to handle the daily load without problem. I will also note that about 50% of our email is spam, so that is on top of the 50k actual accounts that exist. We get over 1 million queries a day per server (so over 3 million queries a day) last I checked. The OpenLDAP servers handle this without complaint.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/TSS/Computing Systems
ITSS/TSS/Infrastructure Operations
Stanford University
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