question about Postfix
jekillen at prodigy.net
Tue Oct 2 16:22:45 PDT 2007
On Oct 1, 2007, at 8:04 PM, Duane Hill wrote:
> 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:
> sendmail /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> send-mail /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> mailq /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> newaliases /usr/local/sbin/sendmail
> 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 as such:
O.K. This is something I have not been aware of. As far as MTA's on any
system I am somewhat of a newbe. I do get regular e-mails to the root
accounts of my
various (four) systems when they are running constantly, (two are) and
I have been wondering how a switch over will effect that.
I will need to do a system specific configuration of postfix and define
system specific aliases, prevent public use of the servers for open
relaying and such. So I
expect for a first timer I have my work cut out for me.
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
(I'm not looking to spam anyone)
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