Work the E-mail, Part I
Postfix can store strings and filtering expressions in many indexed or linear maps. These structures are used to store information on how to deal with clients, senders and single messages. Indexed maps are binary databases built from regular text files. External relational databases also can be used as indexed maps. Linear maps are regular text files read from top to bottom until a matching record is found, so the order of the record matters.
This article is an introduction to the topic of this series, rather than a practical tutorial in order to clarify some general concepts. But, don't worry; we'll get to the practical concerns in the next article. In the meantime, take a quick look the documentation listed in the Resources and keep it handy for when you read “Work the Mail, Part II”. You also are welcome to write me directly about any specific e-mail tip you would like to find in this series.
Marco Fioretti is a hardware systems engineer interested in free software both as an EDA platform and, as the current leader of the RULE Project, as an efficient desktop. Marco lives with his family in Rome, Italy.
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Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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