[lpi-discuss] Some thoughts on Sendmail
taki at lpi.org
Mon Jul 18 11:47:36 EDT 2005
christiaan said the following on 18.07.2005 16:52:
> or you could offer the option of a choice of what MTA the examinee
> wishes to be tested on at the beginning of the test, possible choices
> being postfix, exim and qmail, this could be similar to the choice of
> packaging as in apt or rpm. It might be more work to include but the
> choices could be added over time. It is possibly the only way to remain
> vendor agnostic in what is an area that is diffcult to clarify.
The idea of being neutral is not selecting one MTA of your choice but to
be able to do the task as described in the objectives regardless of what
MTA you'll find on a machine. Just a scenario: a postfix admin moves to
another company that uses exim. What would be the worth of a "postfix"
centric certificate for him or his employer?
In fact the tasks described in the objectives of Level 1 and 2 are
limited to specific areas. In my opinion there are some major MTA out
there, sendmail, postfix, qmail and exim and a candidate should know
where they store their configuration data and since they also provide a
"sendmail-compatibility" layer (in the commands) it shouldn't be a
bigger issue to handle those tasks with them.
BTW: As announced we merge the RPM & DPKG exams this autumn...
Thanks for your feedback,
Dimitrios Bogiatzoules Staff member of Linux Professional Institute
LPIC-2 Board member of LPI German
GnuPG Key ID A7E4D183 http://www.lpi.org
taki at lpi.org http://www.lpi-german.de
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