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Today I have released a significant new version of my mail server benchmark Postal! The list of changes is below:
Thanks to Inumbers for sponsoring the development of Postal.
I presented a paper on mail server performance at OSDC 2006 that was based on the now-released version of Postal.
I’ve been replying to a number of email messages in my Postal backlog, some dating back to 2001. Some of the people had changed email address during that time so I’ll answer their questions in my blog instead.
/usr/include/openssl/kssl.h:72:18: krb5.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/include/openssl/ssl.h:179
One problem reported by a couple of people is having the above error when compiling on an older Red Hat release (RHL or RHEL3). Running ./configure –disable-ssl should work-around that problem (at the cost
of losing SSL support). As RHEL3 is still in support I plan to fix this bug eventually.
There was a question about how to get detailed information on what Postal does. All three programs support the options -z and -Z to log details of what they do. This isn’t convenient if you only want a small portion of the data but can be used to obtain any information you desire.
One user reported that options such as -p5 were not accepted. Apparently their system had a broken implementation of the getopt(3) library call used to parse command-line parameters.Tags: Best Posts
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