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Re: Postfix, POP/IMAP server, virtual users, web administration - what do you use?

From: Jeroen Geilman <jeroen_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 06 2010 - 19:51:47 GMT
To: postfix-users@postfix.org

On 10/04/2010 10:42 PM, mouss wrote:
> Le 29/09/2010 02:33, Jeroen Geilman a écrit :
>> On 09/28/2010 02:17 PM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 00:15 +0200, mouss wrote:
>>>> Le 27/09/2010 13:25, Julien Vehent a écrit :
>>>>> On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:06:46 +0200, David
>>>>> Touzeau<david@touzeau.eu> wrote:
>>>> I'm interested in this topic also, if anybody knows an interface that
>>>> just doesn't break manual configuration, I'm in !
>>> IMO, so long as services cling to text files for configuration rather
>>> than configuration via an API such tools are *impossible*
>>
>> Postfix has a configuration API - postconf -e
>> It's not a full API, in that it doesn't prevent you from doing
>> meaningless or stupid things, and you can't alter transports with it,
>> but for the 600-odd configuration settings, it works fine.
>>
>> Any "UI" that wants to stand a chance at managing postfix properly
>> should use postconf.
>>
>
> bet to disagree. postconf doesn't manage "unknown" variables. given
> that my main.cf is full of these...
>

I knew somebody would argue that :)
Still, postconf is a "safe" configuration API - much safer than
something like webmin.

-- J.