I've inherited a project at work to battle with spam. There are 2 sparc
ultra2 servers running as email gateways to several internal IBM Domino
boxes. The solaris boxes are running postfix version 2.
The problem is that they get a lot of spam aimed at non-existing users
from spoofed domains. The postfix wasn't setup correctly....this is a
seperate issue that I'm working to fix.
The solaris question I have is in regards to ldap.
I've setup several Suse standard linux servers that come with postfix
and ldap integrated, so it's very quick to start setting up or migrating
data to the ldap server/email server.
The Domino boxes are running version 5 without ldap!
To really get control on spam I need to establish some sort of
authentication at the solaris boxes to valid users on the IBM boxes.
I'm leaning towards ldap, but I've never setup an email server/ldap
server on solaris. The boxes are running version 7 for now, but we've
been approved to upgrade to version 8. I've installed version 8 before,
it comes with sendmail. I'll be running postfix so sendmail is
history...but the real issue is on the integration of ldap on solaris.
Do you have to setup everything from scratch on solaris 8 when you need
an ldap server or does it come as a nice package already like on Suse
linux? That saves SO much time it's not funny!
I need ease of use for the users to be able to add or modify their info.
From past experiences, I've seen ldap servers on solaris boxes without
web front-ends. Everything had to be scripted....this is NOT an option.
Does sun provide something comparable to the Suse Linux enterprise
server where postfix and ldap are tightly integrated so it can run as a
complete email server solution?
Do any of the newer versions of solaris do this? (9 or 10?)
Due to the issue with controlling spam, I have a lot of influence on
which OS to run. If sun doesn't have a nice package like Suse does,
I'll probably be running Suse instead of solaris on the sparc
boxes...but I just want to make sure before I proceed. I've been
reading the docs. on the sun site but they don't mention this too
much....I'll keep reading some more.