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Date:      Wed, 6 May 2015 10:54:19 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
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Subject:   Re: postfix with TLS
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On Wed, 06 May 2015 09:55:15 -0400, Ernie Luzar stated:

>    Thank you noel for your help so far. That quick-start  instructions are
>    all most useless because they don't make sense
>    and reference a script which is not available.
>    First of all the "Self-signed server certificate" section says this
>    "In the examples below, user input is shown in bold font, and a "#"
>    prompt indicates a super-user shell."
>    But there is no bold font, just blue links and I can only guess that
>    what there trying to say about ""#" prompt indicates a super-user
>    shell"
>    is a indirect way of saying this.
>    Copy the code shown in the "Self-signed server certificate" section and
>    paste it in a newly created blank file.
>    Insert "#! /bin/sh" as the first line of the file and remove all the
>    "#"
>    Save and exec.
>    As I read the quick-start  instructions is see that the first part of
>    the instructions in the "Private Certification Authority" section is
>    based on a perl script called I have perl installed and the
>    locate command does not find it.
>    Upon closer re-reading of the quick-start  instructions it almost seems
>    that what is shown under the  "Self-signed server certificate" section
>    is an newer and quicker method of accomplishing what is shown in the
>    "Private Certification Authority" section. You do one or the other but
>    not both.
>    What is your thoughts on that?
> References
>    1.
>    2.

They all make perfectly good sense and are time test and approved. No
disrespect, but I question yourr credentials for attempting to operate an MTA.

There are several publications describing the fundamentals behind "openssl"
and various "MTAs", etcetera. You might want to brush up on them before
posting again. As a bit of advice, I would highly recommend that you NOT post
on the "postfix" forum. Wietse would chew you up alive.


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