Scaling issue

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Fri Apr 10 04:43:27 UTC 2009

I have a possible use for INN since the NNTP protocol is ideal for this 
application, how many groups will it handle before it becomes 
impractical because of scaling issues? Has anyone pushed the number of 
groups up to say 2-7 million? Posting is slow, maybe 2-50 messages/day 
per group, readership is estimated to run 10-2000 groups per reader.

Any thoughts at that scale? I am clearly trying to fit a different 
problem, using readily available servers.

bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO TMR Associates, Inc

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