On Oct 1, 2007, at 8:04 PM, Duane Hill wrote:

On Mon, 1 Oct 2007 at 19:50 -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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.
Jeff K
(I'm not looking to spam anyone)

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