Ending the mail transfer agent bikeshed


A recurring argument that pops up from time to time is replacing Sendmail in the base system with something else – Postfix , qmail, or a similar product.  Licensing, complexity, or user preference usually lead to a long discussion that doesn’t change the matter.  Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has come up with an answer: none of the above.  He’s writing a simple MTA that will handle delivery on the local machine, which is enough for a system that doesn’t handle normal mail.  For people who need more, sendmail and Postfix and others are all in pkgsrc.

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  1. […] werden und stattdessen Postfix kommen? Oder wird man den neuen Mailer nehmen der gerade bei DragonFlyBSD entwickelt wird? Meines erachtens sollte man sich bei FreeBSD von Sendmail trennen. Es ist zu gross und […]

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