Rainer Duffner wrote:
Remo Mattei wrote:
Hello I have a few questions since I am building a new server. Now the
box is running centos 4.5 with qmail and fuzzyocr, spamassassin,dspam
and tmda with simscan the load during the day is hi since it's an
1.2mgz and 1.5g of mem. this box is running mysql 4.1.x, vpopmail
with the DB already modified for the 5.4.20. I was looking at the new
centos 5 with mysql 5. Anyone has done the installation on this distro
or is anyone suggesting any other.
Sl;ackware 12, MySQL 5, Qmail, MailScanner, S.A and so on...
MailScanner has the advantage of processing for spam/viruses in batch
mode, thereby not holding open smtp connections and running multiple
copies of everything, also nicely does phishing fraud tests and bad
files and so on.
I've used RH based OS's before and trust me, for servers, I'd never
use anything but Slackware now, its modern, clean and lean and not
really modified from what all the programs were in tarball releases,
which = less problems and less required updates because the likes of
RH and co have not butchered it to bits.
But it's still Linux ;-) Who would want to run a linux-distribution
when most of the software he wants are not included in the
I try to run as much as possible on FreeBSD.
FreeBSD has most of the stuff that is needed for a Toaster in the
ports - and what is missing is on http://mail-toaster.org/
If you are going to use that as a stand point, maybe you need to use
bloated winblows :)
Or for that matter in Linux I think Ubuntu, or OpenSolaris as they all
apparently have trillions of packages ... but I rather know whats going
into my system and I know where it goes, and I know its compiled just
right for my system, never any dependency issues and I *know* the
sources have not been messed about with, FreeBSD ports are just like a
RH/Deb, they will customised for the OS, and I hate it when they do it.
I tried CentOS5 once, but I'm not sure if I could get happy with it.
E.g. I can't seem to be able to get around the 32bit vs. 64bit
package-mess (I tried the 64 bit version inside VMware).
It's just another bloated RedHat OS.