MailScanner on a Postfix Mailgate

Jay Chandler lists at
Thu Sep 25 09:56:02 IST 2008

Howdy, folks; been a while since I've posted here.

For those who may or may not recall, I used to administer MailScanner 
(among other things) for $WeTeachYuppies.  I moved on to corporate life 
about a year ago, and have been doing all right with mail filtering via 
DNS up until now.

My issue is that MailScanner at the old job (as well as MailScanner at 
home) run on FreeBSD, which is relatively straightforward.  Running it 
on CentOS 5.2 (our platform of choice at work) seems to be a dependency 
nightmare, with it being incredibly easy to stomp the MailScanner 
installation into oblivion. 

Short of putting a gun to someone's head and demanding FreeBSD 
mailgates, is there a good solution to this problem?  I can't be the 
first person to say "Wait a second, this is nightmarish" about the 
upkeep of MS under Linux; I've been running my home install with minimal 
maintenance under FreeBSD for two years, yet I can't seem to keep a 
system together under Linux for more than one patch cycle without 
something important dying...

Jay Chandler / KB1JWQ
Living Legend / Systems Exorcist
Today's Excuse: All of the packets are empty

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