jekillen jekillen at
Thu Oct 25 16:37:39 PDT 2007

On Oct 25, 2007, at 2:46 AM, Gerard wrote:

> On October 24, 2007 at 09:50PM jekillen wrote:
>> The following was a response to a query I posted regarding how to
>> switch over to Postfix from SendMail:
>> 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:
>> daily_clean_hoststat_enable="NO"
>> daily_status_mail_rejects_enable="NO"
>> daily_status_include_submit_mailq="NO"
>> daily_submit_queuerun="NO"
>> However, there is no periodic.conf on my system:
>> v6.2. There is a periodic directory with specific
>> subdirectories. One is 'daily' but I do not know
>> which one would have the above entries.
> Create the /etc/periodic.conf file and populate it with the correct
> information.
>> When I installed the OS, I had it include the
>> Postfix package when sysinstall queried for
>> package choices.
>> I want to set this machine up as a hub mail server
>> for four web sites on four separate machines that
>> are connected via inside network. I have not dealt
>> with e-mail related software in general and Postfix
>> or Sendmail specifically. Since I brought in Postfix
>> as a package, I am afraid of trying to install it from
>> Ports for complications, unless ports will account
>> for that.
> You could delete the package and then install it from ports.
>> There were also advices to place several entries
>> in rc.conf to disable SendMail. There are no entries
>> either for SendMail, not Postfix there to begin with
>> in rc.conf.
> You have to add them. Please read /usr/ports/mail/postfix/pkg-message   
> for
> further details. That is the last stable version of Postfix, by the  
> way. The
> beta version is under 'postix-current'. You should also check out:
> changingmta.html
> for further details.
>> In mailer.conf I was told it 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
>> There were two other entries, hoststat and
>> purgstat. Should these be kept, modified
>> or eliminated?
> If you install Postfix from the ports system, it will offer to make  
> these
> modifications for you. See my above comment.
Thank you for the data; Much appreciated
Jeff k

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