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
The package install of postfix does nothing to sendmail. It's not like the
MTA switch utility found in some linux distros. Just turn off the various
bits of sendmail in /etc/rc.conf and start postfix.
Postfix does include an executable named "sendmail" that directly replaces
some of the "old" sendmail capability.
This is what is confusing me some. I have a text from SAMS on Postfix and it
talks about renaming several
sendmail related files and removing the suid permissions on them. Because
both Sendmail and Postfix are
extensive systems, getting all the cogs and gears together looks like a real
challenge to me.
It's easy. If you install using the port it will ask you what you'd like
to do. Typically you'd tell it to use mailer.conf to use postfix instead
of sendmail and leave it at that. man mailer.conf for more info, but the
port will take care of it for you (or at least tell you what to do, it's
been awhile since I set it up)
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