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Oct 22, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Many of the popular Linux distributions today include Postfix (written by Wietse Venema) as their choice for default mail transport agent. I've come to really appreciate the benefits of Postfix as a sendmail replacement. The advantages of Postfix include enhanced security, relatively simple configuration, and excellent performance.

"Postfix's increased security comes partly from its modular design. Each process handles some portion of the mail delivery cycle and none of these processes run setuid root. As has been observed, Postfix doesn't even trust itself..."

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