Gulliver's toss: Google's chronic big load to university mail server and its sudden resolution

Yoshiaki Kasahara, Eisuke Ito, Naomi Fujimura

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Abstract

Traditionally, Kyushu University has been providing email service internally using its own domain name for staff members and students of the university. Around January 2012, we noticed that the high load of the university authentication server, and we realized that one of causes was the access from the mail server for students (called Student Primary Mail Service). Detailed analysis showed that there was chronic big load produced by Gmail's Mail Fetcher, especially toward nonexistent accounts removed due to graduation. In this paper, we explain the situation and reasons of the big load induced by Google, its possible countermeasures, and its sudden resolution by Google's silent change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGUCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event50th ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services, SIGUCCS 2013 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 8 2013

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Other50th ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services, SIGUCCS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/3/1311/8/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Education

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Kasahara, Y., Ito, E., & Fujimura, N. (2013). Gulliver's toss: Google's chronic big load to university mail server and its sudden resolution. In SIGUCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (pp. 169-174) https://doi.org/10.1145/2504776.2504815

Gulliver's toss : Google's chronic big load to university mail server and its sudden resolution. / Kasahara, Yoshiaki; Ito, Eisuke; Fujimura, Naomi.

SIGUCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services. 2013. p. 169-174.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kasahara, Y, Ito, E & Fujimura, N 2013, Gulliver's toss: Google's chronic big load to university mail server and its sudden resolution. in SIGUCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services. pp. 169-174, 50th ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services, SIGUCCS 2013, Chicago, IL, United States, 11/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1145/2504776.2504815
Kasahara Y, Ito E, Fujimura N. Gulliver's toss: Google's chronic big load to university mail server and its sudden resolution. In SIGUCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services. 2013. p. 169-174 https://doi.org/10.1145/2504776.2504815
Kasahara, Yoshiaki ; Ito, Eisuke ; Fujimura, Naomi. / Gulliver's toss : Google's chronic big load to university mail server and its sudden resolution. SIGUCCS 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference on Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services. 2013. pp. 169-174
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