I have MIAB installed with quota on UBUNTU 18.04 LTS.
Running two domains for past three months. Works just beautifully and I have no complaints. In fact, this is probably one of the most well kept, and tightly integrated setups out there.
I have just one recommendation for Josh. Something to ponder on as a suggestion:
- Primary reason lot of us come here, is becuase we want to get away from services like GMAIL or HOTMAIL
- Manage our own servers, and have more security and more control over our mailboxes, calendars and contacts
- Have robust analytics (MUNIN works great)
For me, security of a Linux system being the biggest reason.
In recent years, Ubuntu from Canonical have had some buzz around the Internet, for not so reputable security practices. Some people in the industry have even blamed Ubuntu for having “spywayre” (their choice of words), because they chose to have proprietry, non-free software bundled in.
After hearing all these concerns, I ran some tests, and found an interesting behaviour. This is purely an observation, everytime I do a search for files or anything indexed in the LTS, I see the OS making a connection back to Canonical and senidng that search string to them. While I understand that they want to make their package better, I don’t like that it does this as a default behaviour. I really don’t wish for all my search strings to be passed to Canonical and I worry about Ubuntu’s practice for Propreitry Software.
Having said that, and since security and having OPEN SOURCE software is my major concern, I would like to submit a use case, that another version of MIAB be also published, where your scripts can work on some of the other Open Source Operating Systems. Maybe start off with DEBIAN and / or OpenBSD.
Before anyone states, you don’t have to use MIAB. Yes, ofcourse I don’t. There are other options available. The reason I’m making this case is becuase MIAB is absolutely awesome, and it a great package to anyone with basic SysAdmin knowledge, get it up and running ASAP.
This is purely a suggestion, and I feel it would be beneficial to the community.
Another option would be, if someone in the community with enough knowledge wants to FORK it.
Lastly, if there is enough interest, maybe we can pool in some $$$ for Josh to help get this rolling?