The figures included in this chapter show a sample PMDF-MTA configuration session, including the IMAP/POP server configuration. The web-based configuration utility was used for the configuration.
Specifics for this particular session are:
naplesnode has TCP/IP connections to the Internet.
naplesnode will be acting as a gateway for EXAMPLE.COM's cc:Mail and WordPerfect Office users.
naplesnode will be a PMDF-MTA and PMDF-LAN node.
naplesnode will be the node that routes mail for the OTHERCO.COM node,
milanis an internal EXAMPLE.COM node that is not necessarily registered on the Internet.
The sample configuration session only handles the base PMDF-MTA configuration with IMAP and POP mailbox servers. The connections to the PC-LAN users that are available by using PMDF-LAN (for example, connections to WordPerfect Office and cc:Mail) need to be performed. (See Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 for more information.)
Figure 5-1 shows the sample site.
Figure 5-1 Sample PMDF Site EXAMPLE.COM
Whenever possible, the web-based configuration utility tries to provide reasonable default answers. If you have run the web-based configuration utility before, then you can use the Load button on the main page to load your previous session's answers. (See Figure 5-4.) Those answers will then become the defaults for this new session. When you are satisfied with the answers on a given page, press the Next (or Done) button to continue the configuration.
Remember that the values that were entered in this sample configuration are for purposes of example only. Make sure to use values that are appropriate for your system.
If this is the first time PMDF is being configured (in other words,
PMDF is not yet running), you need to start up the PMDF HTTP server in
standalone mode. Use the following command (from the
pmdf account) to start up the server:
# /pmdf/bin/http_server -s
localhostis the TCP/IP name of your PMDF system. If this is a configuration for an initial PMDF installation (with the PMDF HTTP server running in standalone mode), you will see a screen similar to the one shown in Figure 5-2. If this is a configuration (or re-configuration) on a system where PMDF is already running, you will see a screen similar to the one shown in Figure 5-3. To begin the configuration, select the Configuration Utilities link from the HTTP server main page as shown in Figure 5-3.
Figure 5-4 through Figure 5-9 are sample screens that were generated during the MTA/SMTP configuration. Figure 5-10 through Figure 5-15 are sample screens that were generated during the IMAP/POP server configuration.