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Cpanel (WHM) Question about Number of Authentication Daemons

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by superaff1984, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. superaff1984

    superaff1984 Power Member

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    Does "Number of Authentication Daemons" under the Mail Configuration option in WHM, what does that mean. If I set it to say 20 will that limit the maximum concurrent SMTP connections at 20?
     
  2. bhnoob

    bhnoob Newbie

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    Correct - that option defines the maximum number of authentication daemons you want to allow to run simultaneously.


     
  3. superaff1984

    superaff1984 Power Member

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    Can we set it at 20 for certain IP's or domain names?

    The reason I'm asking for is because I guess Yahoo's SMTP server only allows 20 concurrent connections at a time.
     
  4. bhnoob

    bhnoob Newbie

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    I don't believe so, I think it is a server wide setting used to balance your mail server's needs. i.e. - not enough daemons and the server is slowed down because a line forms to use to use the ones available, too many daemons and they slow your server down by hogging the system resources.

    I havent installed cPanel/WHM on a server in a long while though. Maybe someone with more experience than me can chime in.

    hey