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Re: Speeding up boot time

On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:56:10 -0600
John Schmidt <jaschmidt@sisna.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday 21 March 2007 20:19, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 09:05:55PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:


> > > BTW, where's your MTA?  I don't see exim4 or postfix.
> >
> > I just use Google's SMTP server, I have no need to have my own
> > outgoing server.
> >
> > What are the advantages to running an MTA? What are the disadvantages?
> advantages:
> 	running a local mta for reporting issues with your system, i.e. logcheck, 
> rkhunter and having the results mailed to you.  It can be configured to just 
> do local delivery and with exim4 and the debconf questions that are asked, it 
> is very easy to configure for local delivery.

Also, if you use multiple MUA's (or even things like reportbug), you
can tell them all to use the local MTA, rather than configuring each
one separately.

> disadvantages:
>   	one more thing to worry about, but with a local delivery configuration I 
> can't see any disadvantages.

Disadvantage of my above suggestion: single point of failure. It can be
useful to have multiple means of email access in case something goes
wrong with one of them.


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