On Tuesday 27 April 2004 05:29 pm, Rick Macdougall wrote:
> Rainer Duffner wrote:
> > http://cr.yp.to/surveys/smtpsoftware6.txt
> > That's from 2001.
> >
> > It would be a fun project to try to do that again, though.
> > The biggest challenge will probably be to get a representative sample of
> > domains and MXs
> Hi,
> That would be a fun script to write.  See what mail server *sent* to
> your mail server based on the headers and get a sampling that way.

but that would be incredibly biased.

For instance, I'd say probably 70% of the mail servers that send mail to me 
run qmail, if not a higher percentage.  In a windows shop, you might get 70% 
exchange, etc.  That's not a 'representative sample'

> I'll mull this over and see how I might implement this, since our mail
> server handles over 400K messages a day, it should give us a good idea
> of what ISP's are using.



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