On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 11:38:06AM +0000, Sascha Lucky Luck mentioned:
> Thus spoke John P. Looney:
> > What, I couldn't send email as root ?
> with qmail, root is just another alias.
? I wasn't sending to root. I was just using the "mail" program to send
to a non-root user.
> > The Qmail package, reliable, efficent and secure is ridiculously over
> > complex to setup, and if you have a typo in one of dozens of config files,
> Which is different from s*ndmail how?
Sendmail has a few files. It doesn't have loads of inter-referential
> Ah, come on. I set up a (q)mail server (Yup, the one I'm posting from)
> in an afternoon. With little previous qmail experience. And I've been
> called an ignorant on this list.
There is a file called "/var/qmail/rc". It looked to me like the
equivalant of ~/.qmail file, for the whole system. So, I replaced that
the line "./Maildir/" with "| deliverquota ./Maildir/ 100000S".
I did a few other things, and nothing worked. It took me ages to work
out that some other script starts off qmail-send as "qmail-send `cat
/var/qmail/rc` some other params". So, when it started up, it barfed. No
logs, no error messages, nothing. I had written my own authentication
stuff for it, so I thought it was that that was wrong. So I removed the
authentication stuff, put back the original qmail-getpw file that I
compiled up else where, and still nothing, though it was different.
Any application that can be completely trashed - and be silent - when
it's config's are messed up, is crap.
> > It gets a 4/10 from me. People, if you think sendmail is bad, try do
> > something useful with Qmail. Then you'll run screaming back to sendmail.
> How useful do you find a mail server that serves around 150,000 users and
> a few thousand domains?
Useful. That's why it gets the 4/10. It's crappy design & useability
affect's is Usefulness so much, that it loses 6 Kate's own brownie points.
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