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Re: [suse-security] sendmail update for suse 9.0 ?
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 10:55:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060404085541.GA28199@xxxxxxx>
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:53:38AM +0200, miguel gmail wrote:
> On 4/4/06, Jure Koren <jure@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Crispin Cowan wrote:
> > >> Oh! That would be more than wellcome for newcommers to mail servers
> > >> administrators... :-)
> > > IMHO, newcommers to mail server administration should not be messing
> > > with compiling the mail server, they have enough variables to worry
> > > about :) So these newcomers should just use Postfix.
> > > Advanced mail server administrators, on the other hand, are free to go
> > > download the source for Qmail and deploy it themselves. The Qmail
> > > license effectively prevents SUSE from adding significant value, so
> > > there is no point in bundling it.
> >
> > I absolutely agree with this position, but also have much less respect
> > for DJBs position on his source code. Postfix is an example of great
> > free software and performs very well in a full range of usage scenarios.
> > Consequentially, it is also very secure and also no. 1 choice for a
> > large majority of e-mail servers, for soho solutions and large clusters
> > alike. Being actively developed, it also implements features Qmail is
> > very likely never going to have, as DJB is only one man. I don't see how
> > suse (the distribution) would benefit from bundling this software. I may
> > like it, but I can't use it because of all the issues set forth in this
> > thread.
>
> I do agree with (all of) you. Nothing easier than using the bundled
> Postfix. It is quite easy to use, and there is as much information as
> I may ever need. And I did use it some time ago.
>
> But I am also looking to improve my knowledge, the possibilities I
> offer to my customers, say with qmail, exim or whatever. And including
> some detailed and specific instructions for installing qmail on
> SuSE... would be a definitive advantage for qmail and lazy
> administrators like me.

http://opensuse.org/Qmail is all yours to edit. :)

Ciao, Marcus

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