This is from postfix users mail list in response to a thread where someone
had asked about the Postfix package shipped by Ubuntu. Patrick Ben Koetter
is one of the authors of the (IMO) premier book about Postfix (The Book of
Postfix) and a real rock star in the Postfix world. So I thought this was
pretty cool ...
...... Forwarded Message .......
From: Patrick Ben Koetter <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 07:10:54 +0100
Subj: Re: Ubuntu, dynamicmaps?
>* KLaM Postmaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> I am thinking of switching to Ubuntu 8.10 LTS server, however when I
>> look at the Postfix configuration it seems somewhat odd.
>> I don't want to start a flame war, but I would like to hear what people
>> think about things like "dynamicmaps" and other oddities of the Ubuntu
>> Postfix configuration.
>Postfix integration is okay as it is. Several people have pointed out why
>I agree with all statements. What hasn't been mentioned yet is the tools
>have access to, if you run Postfix on an Debian/Ubuntu system.
>I moved away from RH-like systems two years ago because it's a PITA to get
>the programs you want when you build a mail server. You can get
>amavisd, SpamAssassin etc. pp. through Dag Wieers repository, but then you
>break this other dependency and this doesn't work anymore or you spent
>waiting for a bug fix.
>I haven't seen this on Ubuntu - minor deviations not taken into account.
>Looking at the mail system as a whole makes Debian/Ubuntu interesting to
>dynamicmaps work and don't get into my way. That's perfect for me. On SASL
>don't agree where LaMont puts the configuration file, but then I don't
>be dogmatic about this either.
>The real bad thing is you set it up and it just works. You don't get any
>reason to play with once you've set it up. Which is bad, because it's fun.
>All technical answers asked privately will be automatically answered on
>the list and archived for public access unless privacy is explicitely
>required and justified.
>saslfinger (debugging SMTP AUTH):
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