[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim.conf file

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Thu Apr 6 01:58:43 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 20:42 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 02:28:26PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > I can manage 500 small, for each router that each use the same
> > transport. Imagine changing the ordering of the routers in a single file
> > configuration. Nightmare to do with scripting tools. But, I can renmae
> > the file from (say) 350gregfolkert.net to 200gregfolkert.net and change
> > the ordering in the config file. Vhosting using Exim is so much easier
> > using the Debian small config files, it isn't even funny.
> Actually, the way to go here would be one router with lookup
> techniques which reads from its own config files or even a config
> database instead of having one hard-coded router per domain. That's
> going to be a performance nightmare.

I'll agree with that, but to be honest cPanel doesn't like that kind of
setup. I use cPanel mainly for the resellers on my machines. Once they
get to a certain size, they are migrated to a machine fitted for them,
and usually they like to split mail and other services. Exim4 doesn't
really have a big problem with the forking. I a fiar number of dedicate
runners to deal with things. So yes, I have done some stupid things, but
all in the way to make cPanel deal more "less dumb" than with other
methods. Lesser of evils kind of thing.

> Remember, exim forks a lot, and each newly forked process has to read
> the configuration anew.

it is why I use exim4 in a different way than most Debianistas

> > If you don't have the clue absorbtion rate to understand the Debian Way,
> > and understand that there is more than one way to skin a cat, then stop
> > trolling here.
> Cat skinning is absolutely forbidden here. Kira and Murphy won't
> appreciate being skinned.

Remember, some people think: Cat, the other, other white meat.

Me personally, I like cats, especially rambunctious ones that chase your
fingers while typing. Or sometimes roll on the keyboard at the worst

I have a dog that does the finger chasing, but her being a ~67LB (~30K)
Weimaraner lapdog and (s)mother, doesn't help much and typically cannot
be ignored while chasing my fingers while I type. 
greg, greg at gregfolkert.net

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