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Sat 12 Nov 2005

The Crapolla According to Fek'Lar

Category : Commentary/feklar.txt

While going through my web server logs using WebMon, I "stumbled onto another issue of The Crapolla" :

Bind ... Bind is a four-letter acronym that means Voo Doo. The inventor of Bind doesn't understand why we all still use it. It's primitive, and not fun to play with. I wasn't looking forward to it.

The gods smiled upon me. A software company called Cutedge Systems has published the ultimate Bind configuration program, called DNS Enabler. You can do in 10 minutes what took me three weeks to figure out a long time ago. For 15 bucks, my worries went away.

Next for the programs which would need some work.

The most popular Mail Transport Agent (MTA) is SendMail which is not pre-loaded on OS 10.4. But I found another MTA called PostFix is. I didn't know anything about PostFix, so I started Googling for info, and stumbled upon, Cutedge Systems, who also sell PostFix Enabler. For 10 bucks, you can configure PostFix to do anthing you want. Not only that, it will handle the POP3 requirement as well. License price: $10 - SOLD!

I love finding things like these - where Postfix Enabler, WebMon, and DNS Enabler have done some good. Just how many people are now running sites on Mac Minis, where they used to use Linux or Windows? It'll be interesting to know.

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