On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 12:29, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:22:26PM +0300, Ruairi Newman mentioned:
> > It's stable, easy to administer with a myriad of web-based and
> > console-based tools, and there are an amazing amount of support
> > resources available for it.
>> Aha. Ahhaaa. Ahaaahahaha.
>> No. It's not. It's a bloody mess. It's not something you appreciate until
> you try to run a qmail box with 11000 domains. Then you know just how
> messy, nasty and horrid it is.
I doubt Frank will be running 11,000 domains on it. Frank? I've run up
to six domains on it, which is obviously nothing compared to what you've
run on it, but for pure ease of use for a home/small office, with
vpopmail, qmailadmin and vQadmin, you just can't beat it, especially
when you need to add a new domain. ANd if you want to add multiple new
domains, scripting vadddomain to do it is trivial.
> It's inefficent, ridiculously hard to debug, messy, has files
> *everywhere*. And don't get me started on patching the code. It looks like
> something that was written in the early 1980s, before they invented the
> concept of a libc.
Inefficient how? And compared to what? And qmail *itself* doesn't have
files everywhere, they're in /var/qmail and /var/log mainly. Of course
daemontools has files in other places, such as /service, but it's a
separate application, a dependency.
Some people are like slinkys - Good for nothing, but you can't help but
smile when they tumble down the stairs.
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