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Re: Debian GNU/Linux as email & DNS server

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On Tuesday 04 December 2001 21:18, Roger Abrahamsson wrote:
> I'd go with postfix...You can set it up as a drop in replacement really
> for sendmail, it has the ability
> to use either mysql or ldap as backend and scales well of that I have
> seen. You definitively have to go
> with woody or sid, but as long as you run a dedicated server and dont
> have 4000 packages installed it
> tend to be pretty stable.. just dont upgrade it everyday, once a week is
> enough, and try and upgrade a test
> machine first to see that it dont turn into a veggie.. :-)
> It also is easy to set up to use either maildir or mailbox format, and
> you can then pick whatever pop3/imap
> server you want..
> Regards
> Roger A

You may also choose to backport sendmail or what-ever you want to use.. This 
is what I do when I want to run something new on a stable dist..

add an untable deb-src line in /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get source <package>
cd <dir-of-unpacked-source>
do repeat:
  check/edit debian/rules
  check/edit debian/control
  edit debian/Changelog to reflect your changes (for own pice of mind)
  do 'dpkg-buildpackage'
  go for a coffee/coke/smoke/beer/what-ever
:until succees
dpkg -i ../<package>.deb
cross fingers

I dunno what debian policy says about this, never read it.. but it works for 

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 Michael Boman

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