System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements to run Nopam vary with the amount of mails to be processed daily. Thus the list below is an approximate suggestion for general use, and you may have to adjust it according to your own need. For example, install disk array (RAID1) to protect data from lost, etc.

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • 800 Mhz Pentium III processor and later
  • 384 MB RAM
  • 10 GB available disk space

    Recommended hardware requirements:

  • 2.0 G Mhz Pentium IV processor and later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 40 GB available disk space

    Software Requirements

  • OS: FreeBSD 5.4 above, or
  • FreeBSD 6.0 above (require compat5x)

    Mail Server: Sendmail or Postfix

    Depends on how Nopam is installed, the type of supported mail server are different. In some types of installation, Nopam can support all kind of mail server, while in other cases only specific mail server ¡V Sendmail, Postfix, for example¡V can be supported. For more information, please refer to Nopam User¡¦s Manual on section 3 (Architecture) and section 4 (Installation).

    Prerequisite 3rd-party softwares:

  • Curl:
  • Iconv:
  • Dcc: (optional)
  • Clamav: (optional)

    The software can be installed through ports in FreeBSD, their directories (**) are as below:

  • Curl „³ /usr/ports/ftp/curl
  • Iconv „³ /usr/ports/converters/libiconv
  • Dcc „³ /usr/ports/mail/dcc-dccd
  • Clamav „³ /usr/ports/security/clamav

    About how to install these software and setup their related DLLs (.so), please refer to FreeBSD User's Manual.

    * On FreeBSD 6.x, FreeBSD 5.x compatible library must be installed (source in /usr/prots/misc/compat5x).

    ** The directory of ports could be different, depending on FreeBSD's version and the way FreeBSD was setup.

    ***: Nopam v2.x does NOT support FreeBSD 4.x any more