Re: default MTA for sarge
Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> *MANY* admins have used Debian for years. We know exim inside and out. If I
> sit down at a Debian machine I expect to find exim there. When doing rapid
> installs I do not have to bother switching out the MTA.
> I think this is one of the most compelling reasons. Things that are the
> default are what many, many people learn. Changing that default causes some
> level of pain and work. As you said, postfix while cool and all is not that
> much better to warrant the change.
> Somehow I managed to miss the exim4 rollout. Need to schedule some time
> reading and experimenting with it.
You really should. <Advertising mode for upstream features> Exim4's
design is a lot more intuitive as it does away with the the separation
between "directors" and "routers" completely and replaces the whoele
mess of myriads verify_foo, callout_foo, relay_blah options with the
wonderful world of ACLs.</>
> hmm, as I went to press 'send' a counter-item came to me.
> The only place I have ever seen exim installed is Debian. RH still insists on
> using sendmail by default (may $deity be merciful) but at least ships postfix
> as an option.
> Is that enough to warrant a switch? Dunno.
Suse afaik has made postfix the default MTA. BTW there are wonderful
RPMS of exim4 for RedHat available on ftp.exim.org.
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