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July 27, 2006, at 05:04 PM by CatMarieS -- spelling error
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The qmail package is license-free software. (It is not distributed under the OpenContent License (OPL) as thing page formerly implied.)

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The qmail package is license-free software. (It is not distributed under the OpenContent License (OPL) as this page formerly implied.)

May 01, 2006, at 03:22 PM by blaine --
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mail@quirky.ca from NSLU2 website quirky.ca.
March 06, 2006, at 04:21 PM by mrd -- Fix licensing statement
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The qmail software is distributed under the OpenContent License (OPL). It's not clear to me what this means, so I'm simply providing information for others to retrieve, build, and configure; rather than providing this in ipkg format. If anyone would like to follow up with the author to clarify other manner of distribution, feel free to contact him.

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The qmail package is license-free software. (It is not distributed under the OpenContent License (OPL) as thing page formerly implied.)

May 04, 2005, at 04:05 PM by Blaine Lefebvre --
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mail@quirky.ca from NSLU2 website quirky.ca.
February 07, 2005, at 05:16 PM by paulhar --
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  • My slug doesn't have any manpage tools, like nroff, so that part of the build choked. I made a quick do-nothing script called 'nroff' in /opt/bin just to get it through the build.
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  • You should install nroff and the rest of the man page tools by: ipkg install man
January 08, 2005, at 07:55 PM by LesOrchard --
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From LesOrchard?: FYI, I followed all of the instructions on "Life With qmail" using the native toolchain, and things built pretty easily except for two issues:

  • My slug doesn't have any manpage tools, like nroff, so that part of the build choked. I made a quick do-nothing script called 'nroff' in /opt/bin just to get it through the build.
  • My slug is behind a router, receiving port 25 via port fowarding. In order to make this work, you'll need this patch for netqmail-1.05: http://www.suspectclass.com/~sgifford/qmail/netqmail-1.05-moreipme-0.6pre1.patch (README: http://www.suspectclass.com/~sgifford/qmail/qmail-moreipme-0.6.README). This patch allows you to convince qmail that an IP other than one belonging to the server (ie. from a port forwarding router) is actually local. Without this patch, qmail goes into a tail-chasing loop instead of delivering mail.
December 19, 2004, at 10:35 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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Excerpts from http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail...

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Excerpts from http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with qmail...

December 19, 2004, at 10:01 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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mailto:michaelebrown@bytered.com michaelebrown@bytered.com from http://www.bytered.com/ ByteRed.
mailto:sam@polkadotninja.com sam@polkadotninja.com from http://www.polkadotninja.com/ Polkadotninja.
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mailto:michaelebrown@bytered.com michaelebrown@bytered.com from NSLU2 website http://www.bytered.com/ ByteRed.
mailto:sam@polkadotninja.com sam@polkadotninja.com from NSLU2 website http://www.polkadotninja.com/ Polkadotninja.
December 19, 2004, at 09:59 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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Create and configure a native version of qmail on your NSLU2 Box.

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Create and configure a native version of qmail on your NSLU2 Box. (Note: it is qmail, not Qmail).

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The Qmail software is distributed under the http://www.opencontent.org/opl.shtml OpenContent License . It's not clear to me what this means, so I'm simply providing information for others to retrieve, build, and configure; rather than providing this in ipkg format. If anyone would like to follow up with the author to clarify other manner of distribution, feel free to contact him.

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The qmail software is distributed under the http://www.opencontent.org/opl.shtml OpenContent License . It's not clear to me what this means, so I'm simply providing information for others to retrieve, build, and configure; rather than providing this in ipkg format. If anyone would like to follow up with the author to clarify other manner of distribution, feel free to contact him.

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Qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. Compilation was extremely clean, but installation steps are quite a few.

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qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. Compilation was extremely clean, but installation steps are quite a few.

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webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. The heart of the process starts with the http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#installation-issues installation.

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webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with qmail. The heart of the process starts with the http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#installation-issues installation.

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Check out the http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html qmail homepage, and the articles on http://qmailrocks.org/ Qmail Rocks.

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Check out the http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html qmail homepage, and the articles on http://qmailrocks.org/ qmail Rocks.

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There's no need to repeat build and install details, as these are covered thoroughly in http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. I don't recall having to do anything specific on the NSLU2, but if someone comes across anything, please provide it here.

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There's no need to repeat build and install details, as these are covered thoroughly in http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with qmail. I don't recall having to do anything specific on the NSLU2, but if someone comes across anything, please provide it here.

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Let other people know of your success in building and installing Qmail. The people below are receiving and sending email via Qmail on their NSLU2.

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Let other people know of your success in building and installing Qmail. The people below are receiving and sending email via qmail on their NSLU2.

December 19, 2004, at 09:56 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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Create and configure a native version of Qmail directly on your NSLU2 Box. Qmail is a more secure replacement for sendmail.

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Create and configure a native version of qmail on your NSLU2 Box.

What is it?

Excerpts from http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail...

qmail is an Internet Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for UNIX-like operating systems. It's a drop-in replacement for the Sendmail system provided with UNIX operating systems. qmail uses the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to exchange messages with MTA's on other systems.

qmail was designed for high security. Sendmail has a long history of serious security problems. When Sendmail was written, the Net was a much friendlier place. Everyone knew everyone else, and there was little need to design and code for high security. Today's Internet is a much more hostile environment for network servers. Sendmail's author, Eric Allman, has done a good job of tightening up the program, but nothing short of a redesign can achieve true security.

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Qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. Compilation was clean, but installation steps are quite a few. I followed the installation instructions to the letter on the webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. The heart of the process starts with the http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#installation-issues installation. There are other very useful articles to be found on http://qmailrocks.org/ Qmail Rocks.

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Qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. Compilation was extremely clean, but installation steps are quite a few.

I followed the installation instructions to the letter on the webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. The heart of the process starts with the http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#installation-issues installation.

Check out the http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html qmail homepage, and the articles on http://qmailrocks.org/ Qmail Rocks.

December 19, 2004, at 09:47 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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Let other people know of your success in building and installing Qmail. The people below are receiving and sending email via Qmail on their NSLU2s?.

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Let other people know of your success in building and installing Qmail. The people below are receiving and sending email via Qmail on their NSLU2.

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mailto:michaelebrown@bytered.com michaelebrown@bytered.com from http://www.bytered.com/ ByteRed.
mailto:sam@polkadotninja.com sam@polkadotninja.com from http://www.polkadotninja.com/ Polkadotninja.
December 19, 2004, at 09:46 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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Qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. I followed the installation instructions to the letter on the

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Qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. Compilation was clean, but installation steps are quite a few. I followed the installation instructions to the letter on the

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Detail:

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NSLU2 Specific:

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Help! It's been too long since I did this, and I didn't write down the details. Someone please add details. Mainly wanted to let everyone know that it was an easy build and install.

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There's no need to repeat build and install details, as these are covered thoroughly in http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. I don't recall having to do anything specific on the NSLU2, but if someone comes across anything, please provide it here.

December 19, 2004, at 09:43 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. This and several other very useful articles can be found on http://qmailrocks.org/ Qmail Rocks.

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webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. The heart of the process starts with the http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#installation-issues installation. There are other very useful articles to be found on http://qmailrocks.org/ Qmail Rocks.

December 19, 2004, at 09:38 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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December 19, 2004, at 09:37 PM by michaelebrownmindspringcom --
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Describe QMailOnTheNSLU2 here.

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Goal:

Create and configure a native version of Qmail directly on your NSLU2 Box. Qmail is a more secure replacement for sendmail.

License:

The Qmail software is distributed under the http://www.opencontent.org/opl.shtml OpenContent License . It's not clear to me what this means, so I'm simply providing information for others to retrieve, build, and configure; rather than providing this in ipkg format. If anyone would like to follow up with the author to clarify other manner of distribution, feel free to contact him.

Sources:

Qmail was one of the easier packages I've built. I followed the installation instructions to the letter on the webpage http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ Life with Qmail. This and several other very useful articles can be found on http://qmailrocks.org/ Qmail Rocks.

Detail:

Help! It's been too long since I did this, and I didn't write down the details. Someone please add details. Mainly wanted to let everyone know that it was an easy build and install.

Up and Running:

Let other people know of your success in building and installing Qmail. The people below are receiving and sending email via Qmail on their NSLU2s?.

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Based on work by blaine, mrd, Blaine Lefebvre, paulhar, LesOrchard, and michaelebrownmindspringcom.
Originally by michaelebrownmindspringcom.
Page last modified on July 27, 2006, at 05:04 PM