Default-installed MTA (was Re: MTA virtual provides craziness)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon May 20 20:43:12 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:
> Am 20.05.2013 22:27, schrieb Peter Robinson:
>> You still have to configure it so doing a "yum install
>> your-mta-of-choice" isn't hard and in fact in all environments I know
>> of that have auto monitoring and alerting of drive failures configure
>> it automatically as part of a kickstart or puppet deployment and use
>> snmp rather than email to deal with that and have active alert
>> systems
> you refer to enterprise environments
> i live in both, real enterprise and SOHO
>>> if a disk dies it is nice to have it in syslog but
>>> it is useless if you see it days later while a mail
>>> from crond is more or less real time
>> You still have to configure all of that and whether a MTA is installed
>> automatically or not doesn't really make it work out of the box.
> you have *ntohing* to configure
> you only need to edit *one line* in /etc/aliases
> everybody who knows unix-like systems knows this

So your telling me your still using sendmail?

>>> until you watched the event in the syslog other
>>> people have replaced the drive long ago, where i
>>> work it takes 3-5 hours to get a spare drive
>> Where I work the manufacturer ships a person with the new drive and
>> they deal with it. It's a mute point though, auto alerting whether by
>> mail or snmp needs other configuration of which a "yum install MTA" or
>> adding of a MTA into a kickstart isn't exactly a hard task.
> nobody needs kickstart on single machines in a SOHO environment

And if that's the case it's not hard to do "yum install MTA" either


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