[PLUG] looking for secure space for a mail server

Michael Rasmussen michael at michaelsnet.us
Thu Jun 21 07:41:34 PDT 2018

On 2018-06-20 16:48, logical american wrote:
>>> On Jun 18, 2018, at 1:38 PM, Michael 
>>> Rasmussen<michael at michaelsnet.us>  wrote:
>>> To stress "As others have suggested, you may be able to use a VM" - 
>>> at my final job before retirement (Large bank, Fortune 500, etc) 
>>> everything possible was migrated to in-house VMs.
>>> I want to say mail services were an early migration. In any case, the 
>>> entire mail infrastructure was run on virtual servers.
>>> There's no need for a physical server.
>> This is your opinion. We're not trying to determine if a VM is capable 
>> of running *a* mail server. We're trying to determine what the 
>> requirements of *his* mail server are, because that drives whether a 
>> physical server is required.
>> There may be a security requirement such as "no AES key leakage to 
>> other tenants". In this case, he may not be able to use a VM. There 
>> are people in the crypto community who believe that any system that 
>> needs secure crypto should not be virtualized.
> I need a secure crypto system, hence physical. Too much can go wrong
> with a virtual system. Who really owns the virtual system? Not you!

The secure crypto requirement was not indicated in your original post.
Provide incomplete requirements and get non-applicable replies.

       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
      Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity

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