rhcom.linux at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 18:24:46 PST 2015
On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 04:27:27PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Ah, _now_ you tell me you're not using the MTA I've sent you a whole
> buncn of offlist help tips about over the last couple of days.
Well, I 'will' be using Exim4 with the svlug list migration so all that useful
information will be of absolute assistance. I have it all and I 'will' be using
it. Your guidance is not in vain.
> There's a great deal to like about Postfix. I administer it at $WORK
> frequently, and it's probably the predominant MTA in the Linux work
> today, with some reason.
> What there isn't, is an effective set of canned configuration
> suggestions comparable to Eximconfig.
Maybe not, but I figure I'd ask before jumping into the web of 'unknown' crazy
posts of configuration nonsense. As I've said before, it's far better to acquire
one's knowledge base from a reputable scholarly source before turning to the
World Wide Weird.
> If I say 'You should use Exim4 instead of Postfix, so you can benefit
> from J.P. Boggis's work', then all the cute little munchkins who think
> it's fun to do MTA disputations will show up thinking I've volunteered
> to debate them. So, I'm not saying that.
Yeah, I get this shit too. It's annoying but, it's a free world and they have a
right to voice their opinion just as I have a choice to ignore them.
> Not a complaint exactly, but you could have saved me a certain amount of
> pointless work if you'd said, early in that series of my help mails,
> 'Thanks, Rick, but we're actually leaning towards using Postfix.'
> Putting together the help information I did required a certain amount of
> time, and it makes me a bit sad to learn after the fact that it was
It wasn't pointless. I'll be using all that info, just not 'necessarily' for the
eblug instance. This does not necessarily mean we won't change in the future.
> Also, my giving you shell on my server so you can study how
> Exim4/Mailman/Apache integration works is now revealed to be mostly
Not at all, I have to rebuild a new version of all that as I said I would.
Good work on getting your server up and running again. Did you use your new
I spent the day getting my first samba server running. It wouldn't have taken so
long if the instructions I had been going from had mentioned the small deatil of
running smbpasswd. I was under the impression that my system password was all I
needed. Incomplete documentation sucks! The web is full of it.
EFF ID: 1731778
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits."
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