Re: Zimbra Collaboration Server Open Source Edition is a promising low-end package
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 07, 2008 11:56 PM
I've run postfix mail servers for over 10 years from behind NAT firewalls. The hostname and domainname have nothing to do with the mail domains being hosted. Then there's Zimbra - the pseudo-free package refuses to install if your /etc/hosts file isn't trivial - like 2 lines trivial with the first non-loopback entry in a very specific order. Perhaps they've fixed this in the latest release?
20 years ago, before the internet was cracker city, you could get away with having servers directly on the internet. Today, I'd **never** place a server directly on the internet without a firewall and load balancer validating inbound connections and performing SSL acceleration.
Don't get me wrong, we're running Zimbra because it is the best option for our requirements. Could it be improved? Definitely. Mandating requirements which aren't really required, well, that's something to be improved, IMHO.