question about Postfix
d.hill at yournetplus.com
Mon Oct 1 20:04:29 PDT 2007
On Mon, 1 Oct 2007 at 19:50 -0700, jekillen at prodigy.net confabulated:
> I have a quick question about Postfix.
> When I install Free BSD and have it
> include Postfix from packages, does
> the install process completely replace
> Sendmail with Postfix, or do I still have
> to replace Sendmail with Postfix separately?
> Thanks in advance
> Jeff K
If you install Postfix from the ports collection:
toward the end of the install process, it will ask you if you wish for the
install to make changes in /etc/mail/mailer.conf. You tell it yes. If it
did not ask, /etc/mail/mailer.conf should look like this:
This is what so-to-speak "plugs" Postfix into the OS.
To totally disable SendMail from running at startup after a reboot, you
have to make some additions to the /etc/rc.conf config file. Namely, you
have to add:
Also, there are some periodic things that are ran which are SendMail
specific that need to be disabled. That is done within /etc/periodic.conf
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