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InfoWorld/LinuxInsider: Build Your Own Open-Source Messaging Server

Apr 20, 2005, 10:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Oliver Rist, Jamie Bernstein)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"After reviewing commercial Linux messaging servers, we wanted to assess the practicality of building a similarly capable e-mail solution made entirely of open-source tools. Going that route means giving up having a single vendor to turn to for support and a nicely packaged installation, but it could save a boatload in licensing fees.

"For hardware, we chose a used but still healthy Pentium III 1.7GHz server Get the IBM Storage Resource Management Whitepaper. Latest News about Servers with IGB RAM, equipped with two 36GB SCSI disk drives--typical of a 'leftover' common to thousands of data centers. Although these specs may seem unimpressive, this setup provided adequate power to handle our 500-user load except under extreme circumstances..."

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