[CentOS] Re: Site about qmail (with CentOS as SO)

Christopher Chan christopher at ias.com.hk
Tue Oct 23 15:13:26 UTC 2007

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 10/22/2007 9:21 PM Christopher Chan spake the following:
>> Chris Mauritz wrote:
>>> Christopher Chan wrote:
>>>>> It is like a step-by-step book, that intendes to *really* help people
>>>>> getting their servers up and running.
>>>> I would really rather make qmail newbies go through the flames and 
>>>> really learn how qmail works than let them loose with a list of 
>>>> instructions.
>>> Just tell them to ask djb for help.....or if you want to make things 
>>> a little easier, you could just bathe them in honey and bury a manual 
>>> at the bottom of a fire ant mound....
>> I never needed to approach DJB for help. I managed with the 
>> documentation that came with qmail just fine. The manual comes with 
>> qmail.
>> Robin Bowes is no longer on the qmail list among others and so there 
>> is very little flaming now there.
>>> How about we talk about supporting MTAs that are actually distributed 
>>> with CentOS (postfix/Sendmail)????
>> Hey, don't leave out exim :-P
>> Oh, and I have supported postfix. I used to post here as Feizhou. Then 
>> we have the question of whether the Centos list should take questions 
>> on postfix/sendmail instead of redirecting them to the postfix list or 
>> the sendmail newsgroup.
> If it comes on the install CD it should be fair game for the list.
> My car comes with a radio, but I don't have to call a communications 
> specialist if it breaks.

Ah but you cannot just replace it with another radio and expect it to 
work...sendmail and postfix have very different interfaces and design. 
They have their own ways of handling. Do we have to entertain stuff like 
writing/debugging sendmail rulesets or how to chain restriction classes 
in postfix?

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