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Re: A few observations about systemd

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:
> Another would be to ship three systemd units, one being «smtp», one
> being «queue runner» a third being «smtp+queue runner» or just generate
> the .service file dynamically based on what the admin configures through
> debconf.

If there were systemd units for smtp and the queue runner then the sysadmin 
could easily request systemd to stop one without the other.

Sometimes when running an MTA that supports separate functions for queue 
running and SMTP it's convenient to be able to run one without the other.  
Sometimes it's good to be able to stop one suddenly without interfering with 
the other too - so an option of stopping both and then starting one wouldn't 
be so good.

I prefer Postfix which doesn't support such things.  But if I was to use Exim 
then I would definitely want such flexibility.

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