default smtpd

George Georgalis george at
Wed Sep 8 13:59:36 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 04:23:45PM -0400, David Rhodus wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 14:54:28 -0400, George Georgalis <george at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> It seems every Linux/BSD has reoccuring wars with what MTA to use by
>> default, everyone has their own ideas and licenses. For me, one of the
>> first things I do with a box is run my scripts to rip out the existing
>> smtpd and install my own preference.
>> While a mail transfer mechanism is pretty much required with a base
>> install, I don't think a full blown mail transfer agent is. I propose
>> a default simple smtp forwarder which will listen to and
>> deliver locally or forward the connection to a local or isp smtpd, as
>> configured.
>> Will this cause anyone problems?
>> // George
>I think we will keep our current setup until we have the vfs layering
>done and can more easily break things like different MTA's down into
>coherent package sets.  As of right now one of the gentlemen that
>works at Sendmail has agreed in helping to keep our current sendmail
>install updated and configured.

To that I'll only add my vote: I don't like sendmail.
But, I am comforted that someone from
is maintaining the install.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at xxxxxxxxx

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