[Wolves] Re: Wolves Digest, Vol 80, Issue 10

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 13:36:11 BST 2005

On Apr 4, 2005 1:08 PM, Katherine Goodwin <kat at codepoets.co.uk> wrote:
> David Goodwin wrote :
> > I think Linux Format is better than LU&D... having said that Linux
> > Format's current issue has a crap article about mail servers - it
> > compares Courier, Postfix, Exim and Sendmail with one another commercial
> > one. Cyrus is mentioned, very briefly when the author says something
> > non-true about it (i think he said it uses mbox format, when it uses
> > maildir...).
> I think he also said something about postfix only being able to authenticate from files
> which is quite funny considering ours authenticate with LDAP, and you can also use
> relational databases
> >
> > How can you compare an IMAP server with ones that do only SMTP? Aren't
> > they supposed to fit together to form a solution....
> They were definitely not comparing like with like.  Comparing 'all-in-one' solutions to
> programs that focus on a single particular task is, as far as I'm concerned, useless.
> I know this area can be complex when you consider all the different tasks you might want a
> mail server to perform and all the different solutions that are available, but I can't see
> an excuse to say things that are not true, and that we managed to check in around 1 minute
> on the postfix website.
> >
> > David.
> >
> > p.s I probably think it's a crap article as Postfix didn't do very well
> > ratings wise.
> You are probably biased, but as I said, there's no excuse for that sort of inaccuracy
> >
> Kat
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I'm afraid all of that has gone straight over my head :-)  However, it
doesn't excuse an article giving out incorrect information.  Linux
Format is touted as an information publication after all.  Has anybody
e-mailed them to point out the errors?

Take care.
Kevan Farmer

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