[lug] Linux email server recommendations
mrb at ciclops.org
Mon Apr 12 11:49:04 MDT 2004
Well.. I consulted with my boss and she is willing to price out the cost
of getting a consultant to come in and configure the server(s).
Anyone have any non-biased recommendations on who I should inquire with?
David Anselmi wrote:
> Nate Duehr wrote:
>> On Apr 9, 2004, at 5:03 PM, Michael Belanger wrote:
>>> Agreed.. But here are the reasons this wont fly...
>>> 1. We are a grant-based project. We just don't have the resources to
>>> farm out services like this.
>> Fair enough. I still think it might be cheaper than you think to have
>> someone else deal with it completely, long-term.
>>> 2. Due to the sensitivity of the data being stored on the server,
>>> we just don't feel comfortable having them on a system on which we
>>> cannot guarantee privacy.
>> And this leads back to #1. As a professional sysadmin for many years,
>> I have a hard time taking this statement very seriously. If there's
>> one thing SMTP can never ever = it's Privacy.
> Possibly there's good reason to separate your externally accessible
> server from an internal, more sensitive server. For a mail gateway and
> DNS (and perhaps even firewall), your Alpha may be up to the job and
> Debian runs well on an Alpha.
> Probably separating servers makes the admin job harder. But security is
> one of those "pay me now or pay me later" things. Take a look at the
> replies to the "my system was rooted, what should I do?" posts on
> various Linux lists.
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