Re: Bug#510415: tech-ctte: Qmail inclusion (or not) in Debian
>> Indeed practically the only reason why people want Qmail is because
>> they believe the hype about how ultra secure it is - which is relevant
>> (if you believe it) in precisely the circumstances where Qmail's
>> problems are most severe.
> When Debian was running it on lists.debian.org, it was primarily for
> performance reasons IIRC (a listmaster of that time can correct me). It
> might be that it's no more the selling factor nowadays, but I find it
> presomptuous to believe to know why users are interested in it, without
> some more serious study.
That (performance is good with qmail) is untrue for a long time. In fact
it was and is slower than others.
Im not a listmaster and havent been one back then, but from what I
remember from IRC and discussion, at the time Debian switched away from
qmail, the new system, postfix, was an order of magnitude faster than qmail.
>From an IRC discussion I had last year with a DSA member that was
involved in changing the lists setup, it was
"exim more configurable, but unable to do the volume that lists did at
that time, on that hardware. And postfix was even way faster".
And if one thinks back, that was a (now) stone-age postfix...
You're in good shape for being a Debian, with a SAP background
... anything has to look good from there...