[rescue] Building Sendmail 8.13.1
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Fri Sep 17 16:53:58 CDT 2004
Phil Stracchino says ...
> Installing Postfix is a breeze.
Good. My son just told me I was a windbag, so this fits right in.
> The docs included with it should be
> enough to get you up and running if you're moderately familiar with
"Moderately familiar" is about it. I've run some sort of MTA on something
for about 10 years, and managed to keep from getting exploited, but I
haven't run one exposed to the 'net for a couple of years. In that couple
of years, the 'net has gone to hell. I get an amazing number of probes and
attempted exploits on a machine that runs no public services at all; it's
not the listed _anything_ for my domain.
The whole reason I want to do something about the MTA is that I want to have
more control over my mailserver. I can't expose SGI's latest sendmail
(8.12.5 IIRC) since it has known security issues....
> and the docs on www.postfix.org, while not as well organized as
> they could be, are accurate and readable.
They still suffer from "Unix doco disease," though. They are descriptive,
rather than prescriptive; assume too much knowledge on the part of the
reader; and ask for details without telling you how to find those details.
> There's enough of us that run
> it that if you run into trouble we should be able to help you out.
Truth be told, that's more important to me than most other factors.
First, let's see if I can compile the sucker.
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