RE: Debian GNU/Linux as email & DNS server
Try using exim. Newer versions of exim (try the one from "testing" for
example) support authentication; if you need an example config file just let
If you install a newer version of apt, you'll have the ability to specify a
"target" (i.e. stable, testing, unstable) to get packages from; so just list
both stable and testing in your sources.list and add apt::Default-Release
"stable" to your apt.conf. Apt will get packages from "stable" by default,
and with apt-get -t testing you'll get newer packages from testing.
If I remember correctly, either testing or unstable offers a packages called
kernel-image-2.2.20-udma100-ext3 which has ext3 support built in; upgrading
your filesystems from ext2 to ext3 can be done on an active filesystem,
without rebooting, so getting a journaling filesystem to work is easy.
From: Davi Leal [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: dinsdag 4 december 2001 12:13
Subject: Debian GNU/Linux as email & DNS server
We are going to use a debian box as email and DNS server. The goal is
duplicate the functionality of a host which is using sendmail 8.8, xinetd
(pop3) & bind. I thought to use:
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3 (potato):
sendmail 8.9.3, postfix, or ...
xinetd (pop3: qpopper 2.53 instead of ipopd 4.7c)
However we want to add SMTP AUTH support which sendmail 8.9.3 does not
A friend advice me use postfix, which he says is easier than sendmail to
configure it. However, the potato postfix version is too old. Anyway I have
found a DoS alert about postfix < 20011115 today. It does not seem good yet.
The potato sendmail version is old too and does not support SMTP AUTH
Must I use potato with some packages upgraded to woody?.
Must I use woody instead of potato?.
What is the state of woody as ISP distribution (email&dns server)?.
Note: I have choosen debian as default option due to its 'apt-get' utility.
It is easy install the automatic system of fixing security bug using the
proper debian server, althought I think debian does not offer installation
on a Journaling FS or a software RAID.
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