Epub Lire Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent ☆ Philip Hazel – doctorio.us
He glosses over remote access of mail via POP IMAP and SMTP authentication even though this is the most common way of via POP IMAP and SMTP authentication even though this is the most common way of Mail These Days I mail these days I especially like to see discussion of an ISP type mail server with multiple domains which is lackingFinally there is lack of reference material in the appendices a short form listing of command options and configuration options would be a great additionWarning this book is for version 3 and version 4 is now available although version 3 is still used This book was a disappointment While first reading the book I thought it was great However "AFTER I TRIED ACTUALLY CONFIGURING THE "I tried actually configuring the program I realized this book included only superficial examples Any serious configuration reuired an in depth understanding of the exim program far beyond the overview of this book The necessary bits of information are scattered throughout the book Unfortunately these bit were often not referenced in the Index This reuired my reading large sections trying locate a specific bit of information The book s index is weak It often includes references to variables options and features that reuires the specific name of the information being sought to locate In contrast Exim s downloadable pdf documentation has the advantage of being uickly computer searchable After being frustrated with this book I turned to the downloadable documentation and found it much usefu. Is easy to configure You never have to deal with ruleset 3 or worry that a misplaced asterisk will cause an inadvertent mail bombWhile a basic configuration is easy to read and can be created uickly Exims syntax and behavior do get subtle as you enter complicated areas like virtual hosting filtering and automatic replies This book is a comprehensive survey that provides uick information for people in a hurry as well as thorough coverage of advanced material.
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Ches by Philip Hazel who continues to maintain it In conclusion if I wasn t already in the habit of setting up mail on new machines that appear within my aegis a habit that once I got the hang of it has reduced the care and feeding of my e mail servers to feeding of my e mail servers to absolute minimum I might select exim as an MTA to specialize in To restate it s too late
For Me But Save Yourself I M Reluctant To Criticizeme but save yourself I m reluctant to criticize as talented as Philip Hazel who produces such a high uality product distributes it for free and spends so much time supporting itHowever this book and the online documentation he provides is extremely difficult to use He admits that he didn t want to write this book and hoped someone else would have Indeed it would have been better if someone else hadThe book contains an exceptional amount of background information on mail protocols and procedures and a lot of detail on Exim itself If I had 5 weeks to read and absorb it all it would be wondersfulFor busy systems administrators using this book is a hard work finding the information needed is slow and then understanding it is difficult Dr Hazel s writing style is terse and rather like a mathematical text There is no fluff in it s 600 pages I find myself reading sentences repeatedly trying to understand them Also the implications of certain information is not made obviousHis lack of realistic examples is also a serious short coming. In features such as the followingCompatibility with the calling interfaces and options of Sendmail for which Exim is usually a drop in replacementLookups in LDAP servers MySL and PostgreSL databases and NIS or NIS servicesSupport for many inds of address parsing including regular expressions that are compatible with Perl 5Sophisticated error handlingInnumerable tuning parameters for improving performance and handling enormous volumes of mailBest of all Exim. ,