USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA
How to Get There From Here: Scaling the
Enterprise-Wide Mail Infrastructure
Recent explosions in volume of mail traffic and in numbers of
people making use of Internet email has had a rapidly negative
effect on many sites built with assumptions about low mail volume.
Older solutions such as NFS are found not to scale upwards to the
new email demands of the enterprise-wide email infrastructure. This
paper examines this widely-experienced scenario as it unfolded at
Duke University, discusses the problems experienced along the way,
and describes in detail a solution for migration to a larger-scale
infrastructural model that is incremental, transparent to users,
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