Re: default MTA for sarge
Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 08:25:47PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> Why? Do you have any compelling reasons against exim?
> it's more that postfix has numerous compelling advantages. it's
> small, it's fast, it's very flexible, it's very easy to configure,
> it's secure, it scales beautifully from the very smallest mail
> systems to the very largest, and more.
You are mixing up advantages with marketing blabla or are comparing
postfix with sendmail.
Yes, both include lots of documentation and neither is big.
fast, it scales beautifully:
In the first place MTA performance is a non-issue for 99 percent of
all hosts, in the second place exim does not seem to be much slower,
if tuned correctly.
it's very flexible:
That describes exim perfectly.
it's very easy to configure:
Exim is, too.
Exim is documented a lot better (Yes, I have compared it) and offers
wonderful debugging mechanisms (That is what you get on the pro-side
for being one executable).
One of the nicest things about postfix is imho, that it is better
adapted to binary redistribution because all the separate
lookups (-ldap, -mysql, ...) are available as very small add-on
modules, while exim has to actually link against the libraries.