Chapter 7. The master.cf Configuration File

Once the Postfix software is installed, the next step is to configure it to work properly in your particular e-mail environment. Postfix uses straightforward plain-text files to assign values to intuitive parameter names.

The Postfix master program controls when and how the Postfix core programs are started and stopped. The mail administrator can control how the master program performs these tasks by editing the master.cf configuration file.

This chapter describes the layout, format, and use of the Postfix master.cf configuration file.

The Postfix master Program

The Postfix master program continuously runs in background mode on the e-mail server. Its function is to receive signals from other core Postfix ...

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