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The following persons have spent their valuable time reading our book to give you their impression:
Here's what you need to do, here's why, here's how. Perfect!
Steve McInerney, awffull
What most impressed me about the postfix book are its countless diagrams that explain difficult things, making understanding them simple.
The postfix book is written by people who know what they are talking about. The extensive use of monospace letters to print all the example configurations and log file excerpts makes one wonder if there will be any left for future books.
Tobias Oetiker, RRDtool and mrtg
Postfix as an upcoming Mail Transfer Agent has gained significant popularity. Both the increasing distribution of Postfix and the large number of features available make it necessary to provide a comprehensive introduction guiding system administrators in deploying and maintaining Postfix installations.
Patrick Ben Koetter and Ralf Hildebrandt both being dedicated to Postfix since the very beginning are supplying this long awaited resource.
Lutz Jänicke, Postfix TLS patch creator and maintainer
While many technical books are little more than redone product documentation or literature, Koetter & Hildebrandt's provides fantastic insight into the fundamentals of Postfix.
After building the solid understanding for the reader they tackle many of postfixes more advanced features. I put the book down feeling that if other mail programs had books like this the technology would be better understood.
Tom Thomas, CCIE #9360, CCSI, Author
I always feel anxious when configuring something new on a mail server because I am worried that I might not have solved a problem in the optimal "state-of-the-art" way. Having this book, with its many practical examples and clear explanations, is like having a Postfix expert at my side that can counsel me in such cases.
David Schweikert, postgrey
Since its first public release in December 1998, Postfix, a free mailer for UNIX written by Wietse Venema, underwent an exceptional evolution, becoming one of today's most interesting alternatives to the widely used program Sendmail. Patrick Koetter and Ralf Hildebrandt have witnessed this process almost from its very beginning, playing active parts in the Postfix users' community. "The Book of Postfix" is the result of the experience they accumulated during all these years.
Unlike countless other technical books published these days, "The Book of Postfix" is neither a boring inventory of features and options already described in the manual, nor a reshuffle of the various related documents available on the Internet. Rather, the book is organized into tutorials, theory, and practice chapters, giving the reader a solid insight on the way Postfix works and on its potential.
Detailed examples and an impressive number of high quality diagrams cover not only basic and in-depth Postfix configuration, but also a range of related tasks the administrator of a modern mail system might face in her work: DNS configuration, the use of SSL certificates, authentication with Cyrus SASL, the use of LDAP and MySQL etc. Special chapters are dedicated to performance tuning and the use of Postfix in enterprise environments, including a detailed account of anti-spam solutions made possible by Postfix, and the methods of interfacing Postfix with external mail filters.
The high quality of the writing and the exceptionally wide range of topics covered recommend the book as an invaluable reference material. It's a must-have resource for anybody interested in using and understanding Postfix, from the home user to the administrator of the largest mail systems today.
Ralf is in close contact to the AMaViS (A Mail Virus Scanner) development team for a long time. He has helped to improve postfix support and made various suggestions to optimize performance. Ralf and Patrick both prove their experience by this book. This book covers the basics as well as advanced topics like Postfix's content filtering mechanism to stop spam and viruses/worms. I recommed this book for everyone using postfix and esp. to those planning to integrate AMaViS with postfix.
Rainer Link, AMaViS