[CentOS] Recommend Mail Server

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Nov 24 14:56:48 UTC 2009


Timo Schoeler wrote:
> thus Eero Volotinen spake:
>   
>>> Probably not, or someone would have found them in the last five years.
>>>       
>> Probably yes, it's hard to security audit complex software packages.
>>     
>
> Yes; my bet would be that OpenBSD's smtpd will be the most secure MTA 
> (when it hits the streets for production). That does NOT mean that it is 
> scalable (well, yet to prove).
>
>   
>>>> At least I don't want to run software with poor security track on my 
>>>> public servers.
>>>>         
>>> So you don't run the Linux kernel?  Wade through the changelog sometime.   Or 
>>> BIND?  it is unrealistic to think large software packages don't have bugs or 
>>> that they won't be found and fixed over time.
>>>       
>> I usually prefer softwares with good security track. Anyway kernel is 
>> not usually exposed directly to internet,
>>     
>
> An IP stack which is part of the kernel *is* (more or less) directly 
> exposed to the internet as long as there's the appropriate cable 
> connected to that machine.

I am working on Smart Grid and am hearing talk about we can secure the 
Smart Grid with Layer 2 security and we are done. ARGH!!!! I gave a 
presentation on this at the 802 meeting last week. Sometimes I feel like 
I am beating on mush...




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