From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Tue 22 Feb 2000 - 11:25:17 GMT
Or to a nice mailer like postfix :) Granted I've never configured it,
but it has just worked for me so far.. as has exim...
sendmail built from source is okay, once rpms/debs/tgzs are involved I get
very scared and run away...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P. Looney [mailto:jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 11:19 AM
> To: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] qmail
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 11:14:32AM +0000, Sascha Lucky Luck mentioned:
> > > I do remember that Qmail acts differently when you run as
> root, just
> > > like Sendmail does actually.
> > Yup. Run it as the qmail* users. Also, it's a good idea to
> use the deamontools
> What, I couldn't send email as root ?
> > (http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html)
> > that gives you some more logging (and better performance).
> > Don't forget to take a peek at:
> especially the Living with qmail part.
Doesn't excuse the fact that the man's code looks like something written
in 1980, before advanced programming concepts like "libc", "comments",
"indenting" and "readability" were invented.
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,
the thing can stop working, stop logging, and leave you with out a clue.
The fact that UIDs are hard-coded into the source means that you can't
develop on another machine & copy binaries onto another one, without first
checking that all the UIDs are the same.
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.
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