This week was a mighty busy week for me as many programs got updates and I was still testing MySQL and the upgrade scenarios that are needed for current users. On top of that Apple came with the OS X 10.5.7 upgrade.
I’ve finished testing Postfix 2.6.0 and Courier auth 62.2 and Courier Imap 4.5.0 and I can tell you that you can upgrade safely to the newer version when you want to. I even upgraded my production server in the meantime.
The details on the Postfix upgrade:
- Multi-instance support introduces a new postmulti(1) command to
create/add/remove/etc. additional Postfix instances. The familiar
“postfix start” etc. commands now automatically start multiple
Postfix instances. The good news: nothing changes when you use
only one Postfix instance. See MULTI_INSTANCE_README for details.
- Multi-instance support required that some files be moved from
the non-shared $config_directory to the shared $daemon_directory.
The affected files are postfix-script, postfix-files and post-install.
- TLS (SSL) support was updated for elliptic curve encryption. This
requires OpenSSL version 0.9.9 or later. The SMTP client no longer
uses the SSLv2 protocol by default. See TLS_README for details.
- The Milter client now supports all Sendmail 8.14 Milter requests,
including requests for rejected recipient addresses, and requests
to replace the envelope sender address. See MILTER_README for
- Postfix no longer adds (Resent-) From:, Date:, Message-ID: or To:
headers to email messages with “remote” origins (these are origins
that don’t match $local_header_rewrite_clients). Adding such
headers breaks DKIM signatures that explicitly cover non-present
headers. For compatibility with existing logfile processing
software, Postfix will log “message-id=<>” for email messages
that have no Message-Id header.
- Stress-adaptive behavior is now enabled by default. This allows
the Postfix SMTP server to temporarily reduce time limits and
error-count limits under conditions of overload, such as a malware
attack or backscatter flood.
The details on the Courier-Auth upgrade:
- Makefile.am: Compatibility fix for bash 4
The details on the Courier-IMAP upgrade:
- Log more fatal errors on stderr
- GnuTLS: add support for chained certs
- Completely empty MIME entities incorrectly match any SEARCH request.
- Some performance optimizations in header parsing
- Incorrect reference to POP3_STLS in po3pdserver.c – should be POP3_TLS.
I’ve still have some issues in compiling the newly released Maildrop 2.1.0 but I’ll post a new blogpost as soon as that issue gets resolved.
For instructions on how to upgrade Postfix please read Upgrading Postfix.
To upgrade your courier-auth installation read Upgrading Courier-Auth
For instructions on how to upgrade Courier IMAP please read Upgrading Courier IMAP.