[Mailman-Users] Re: Postfix vs Sendmail
lhansfor at creativedatasolns.com
Wed Oct 3 02:59:18 CEST 2001
At 03:21 PM 10/2/2001, you wrote:
>Larry, you should be able to drop and insert Postfix right into your server,
>then stop sendmail and startup Postfix.
>You'll have to do bit of tweaking, but if you read the Postfix notes you
>should be alright.
Thanks! I thought that since the GID would change from the one used for
Sendmail with the ./configure was run, to the new one assigned to Postfix
when it is installed, that I would have to rerun the ./configure and then
rerun the install program. But, I guess I could just change the GID of
Postfix to that of the old Sendmail one if need be.
What tweaking, other than the GID's, should I have to do?
>BTW: I'm a sendmail user, but I've been on the fence for about 3 years
>following Postfix. Sendmail gets a bad rap because it came to the
>optimization plate late, but you'll find that its catching up. If you run
>IDE drives on your mailservers then don't bother with the change, you won't
>see any real improvement. If you're scsi, then you'll gain some significant
>speed on mass mailings.
I run nothing but SCSI drives on servers -- they last longer, run cooler,
and are faster than most IDE drives.
>Just my opinion. Take care - Jon Carnes
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Larry Hansford" <lhansfor at creativedatasolns.com>
>To: <mailman-users at python.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 2:56 PM
>Subject: [Mailman-Users] Postfix vs Sendmail
> > I've seen comments on this list that Postfix mail server is preferable to
> > Sendmail due to its improved speed and security. So, I'm thinking of
> > changing my Red Hat server over to Postfix.
> > Question: If I remove Sendmail and install Postfix, is the only thing
> > necessary for Mailman to re-run configure & install to make sure it has
> > right gid's?
> > Thanks!
> > Larry
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