Perl Success Stories: Two Million Emails a Day
In a recent use Perl; discussion about Matt Sergeant's recent ORN/Perl.com article about qpsmtpd, the pure-Perl SMTP server, Bart Lateur pointed out that one buried sentence serves as a great Perl success story:
As an example of the scalability of qpsmtpd, the apache.org mail servers currently process more than 2 million emails a day on their primary MX, rejecting more than 80 percent of it as junk all thanks to the power and flexibility of qpsmtpd.
That's, on average, 23 messages per second. Go qpsmtpd. Go Perl.
Do you /really/ need to write your next network daemon in C?