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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.7 - 23 Feb 2006 - BruceDawson)

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.6 - 22 Feb 2006 - BenScott)

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Server Software

Home for lists and debates of which software is going to be run on the InternetServer.

-- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006

MTA

Votes for:

Experience with (admin level):

Reasons for:

  • Sendmail
    • Installed by default -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
    • Would be useful to relearn to use it since it is fairly ubiquitous. -- ColeTuininga - 21 Feb 2006
  • postfix
    • Resonably easy to configure for most anything you can think of. Support from most 3rd party packages (notably mailman). Fast. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • qmail
  • exim
    • Highly configurable, configuration quite readable, easy to configure. -- ColeTuininga - 21 Feb 2006

Reasons against:

  • Sendmail
    • Limiting - hard to do handstands. Slow. Most people can only work in .mc -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
    • Cryptic to configure. -- ColeTuininga - 21 Feb 2006
  • postfix
  • qmail
    • Bizzare patch-acceptance policy and license. Good installs typically require lots of 3rd party patches of variable quality. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • exim
    • Not a lot of 3rd party support; needs wrappers for some common tasks. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
      • Bill - can you elaborate on these? -- ColeTuininga - 21 Feb 2006
    • Not as widely known, fewer admins tend to be familiar with it. -- ColeTuininga - 21 Feb 2006

Anti-Spam

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Experience with (admin level):

Reasons for:

  • MailScanner
    • Easy to configure, modify configuration, very flexible. Auto-updates for ClamAV, RulesDuJour. Integrates SpamAssassin without separate daemon. Disarms spam, phishing, viruses, "active" HTML mail. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • AMaVIS
  • SpamAssassin
    • Easily configured, low maintenance, good results, low-to-zero false-positives. -- MikeLedoux - 21 Feb 2006
  • RBLs
    • Someone else does the bulk of the work -- BruceDawson - 22 Feb 2006
    • Have a small footprint on the system -- BruceDawson - 22 Feb 2006
    • Catch 90% of the SPAM. -- BruceDawson - 22 Feb 2006

Reasons against:

  • MailScanner
    • Somewhat CPU intensive. I've never seen decent hardware CPU bound by it though. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • AMaVIS
  • RBLs
    • The lists are maintained by others -- BruceDawson - 22 Feb 2006
    • Some discriminate against dynamic and other large block of IPs. -- BruceDawson - 22 Feb 2006
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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.5 - 22 Feb 2006 - ColeTuininga)

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.4 - 22 Feb 2006 - BruceDawson)

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    • Catch 90% of the SPAM. -- BruceDawson - 22 Feb 2006

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.3 - 21 Feb 2006 - MikeLedoux)

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.2 - 21 Feb 2006 - ColeTuininga)

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    • Would be useful to relearn to use it since it is fairly ubiquitous. -- ColeTuininga - 21 Feb 2006

  • postfix
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  • postfix
  • qmail
    • Bizzare patch-acceptance policy and license. Good installs typically require lots of 3rd party patches of variable quality. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • exim
    • Not a lot of 3rd party support; needs wrappers for some common tasks. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
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 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerSoftware (r1.1 - 20 Feb 2006 - BillMcGonigle)
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Server Software

Home for lists and debates of which software is going to be run on the InternetServer.

-- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006

MTA

Votes for:

Experience with (admin level):

Reasons for:

  • Sendmail
  • postfix
    • Resonably easy to configure for most anything you can think of. Support from most 3rd party packages (notably mailman). Fast. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • qmail
  • exim

Reasons against:

  • Sendmail
    • Limiting - hard to do handstands. Slow. Most people can only work in .mc -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • postfix
  • qmail
    • Bizzare patch-acceptance policy and license. Good installs typically require lots of 3rd party patches of variable quality. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • exim
    • Not a lot of 3rd party support; needs wrappers for some common tasks. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006

Anti-Spam

Votes for:

Experience with (admin level):

Reasons for:

  • MailScanner
    • Easy to configure, modify configuration, very flexible. Auto-updates for ClamAV, RulesDuJour. Integrates SpamAssassin without separate daemon. Disarms spam, phishing, viruses, "active" HTML mail. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • AMaVIS

Reasons against:

  • MailScanner
    • Somewhat CPU intensive. I've never seen decent hardware CPU bound by it though. -- BillMcGonigle - 20 Feb 2006
  • AMaVIS
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