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Re: Debian GNU/Linux as email & DNS server

From: "Michael Boman" <michael.boman@securecirt.com>
> 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..
> 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
> me.
> Best regards
>  Michael Boman

Well, I will try postfix (sid)
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/mail/postfix.html over potato.


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