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Old 06-22-2005, 05:46 AM   #1
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It that possible to use the default "main.cf" setup the Postfix?


Hi,

After decide to have a Postfix as MailServer in RedHat 2.4 platform.
I did study hard how to Postfix configuration

However, it is quite complicated to specify configuration parameter in
"main.cf" file.

It that the possible to use a default config file - "main.cf" that works instead of configuring it from the scratch?

Is that the command "postconf -n" for debugging in main.cf file?

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But as I know cannot escape,
I still need to specify some configuration parameter in
"main.cf" file. This is the painful

That say I've "GFdomain.com" domain name and
the hostname is "MailSrv"

example user, say "james@GFdomain.com"

So that I can set

1) For the domain name use in outbound mail
myorigin = $mydomain
mydomain = GFdomain.com OR (output from "postconf -d")?

2) For the domains to receive mail
mydestination = $myhostname localhost.$mydomain localhost
myhostname = MailSrv.GFdomain.com

3) For the clients to relay mail from
mynetworks_style = subnet
mynetworks_style = host
mynetworks = IP address OR (output from "postconf -d")?

Is that the command "postconf -d" should to find the default
value setting in "main.cf" file.

Kindly advise.

Thanks you very much.

Regards,
Goon Fui
 
Old 06-22-2005, 06:26 AM   #2
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i'd never suggest NOT using the default, just take the time to configure the individual options that matter to you. mydomains, mynetworks etc... it's really up to you the exact settings for mynetworks etc.. depends how you wish your mailserver to run. it's probably more transparent to simply declare your standard subnet in there.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 06:48 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thank you for you reply.

Is that the command "postconf -n" for debugging in main.cf file,
in case any setting conflict?

Or any other alternative solution for debugging.

And is that the "postconf -d" command line,
I can easy to find out the suitable parameter value for setting up?

Please correct me if I am wrong.

I'm sorry to ask this, as I don't have the user login for me try it now.

Thank you very much.

 
Old 06-22-2005, 07:32 AM   #4
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postconf -n will list non-default options, basically what you'd apply to the main.conf to make it into your server. This isn't "debugging" by any means, that's just getting the relevant bits of config out of it.
 
  


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