Starting at about 6PM local time on August 18, the Sobig.F mail virus started flooding many networks, include the University of Wisconsin Computer Sciences Department.
We are now processing over 100,000 virus mail messages per day, using two mail gateways. We use MailScanner to check mail for viruses.
These graphs show the CPU load on one of our email gateways. Each email gateway is a 933 MHz Pentium III with 512MB memory, running linux. The increased CPU utilization is due to handling more SMTP transactions, and scanning each message for viruses.There graphs were made with Cricket. You can also view all the CSL Cricket Graphs.
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