|From:||"Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Sun, 2 Jan 2005 13:03:26 +0100|
After talking about this on #dragonflybsd@ efnet, and with some agreace that there are more pleasent, easy and secure mtas out there, ppl suggested I talked about this in the MLs.
One thing that allways itches in my head is why almost all bsds use sendmail has the default MTA.
Why do I have gripes with sendmail? 1) Its difficult to configure 2) it has a lousy security track record 3) there are very good (superior) alternatives
But there are also other choices: exim; qmail; .... And the same way that I'd prefer that sendmail wasn't forced on me when I install a dragonflybsd... I don't mind having the choise of mta on install.. instead of a default one.
A also good solution, instead of adopting some other mta, having the user too choose the mta on install is also better than having sendmail installed by default.
Why do I bring this up? Because I see no good reason to keep using sendmail ... and because I believe that dragonflybsd is doing a great work adopting and creating new software solutions that look better than the existing ones.... pf open ntpd dragonfly itself .. when comparing to freebsd.
In conclusion, I thought about this because I think that replacing sendmail with postfix is a reasonable, racionnal and inovative move that plays well with the DragonFlyBSD spirit!
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