Mailscanner PC requirements

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Jun 1 19:03:34 GMT 2005

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 01:38:04PM -0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
> Oh the Ironies of life,  I actually redid my install because someone on the
> list told me that there was no reason (point) to even install KDE  since I
> was going to use it only for Mailscanner..
> Should I go ahead and reinstall it?

Installing X on a server is overkill, unless you plan on staring at the
monitor all day. OTOH, FreeBSD also makes for a nice desktop system.

Better activate sshd (Secure Shell daemon) and log into the machine from
your desktop, e.g. with 'putty'. That way you can run commands like
'systat -vmstat' remotely. You can also view the logfiles by logging in

If you are logged in you can also modify syslog.conf to have the system
write you a message whenever certain types of error occur. You could
even have the system e-mail you the error messages (unless the e-mail
isn't working :-)

R.F.Smith ( Please send e-mail as plain text.
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