DragonFly submit List (threaded) for 2008-02
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Re: DragonFly mail agent (round two)

To: Matthias Schmidt <matthias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Michael Neumann <mneumann@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:38:05 +0100

Matthias Schmidt wrote:

corecode@ announced his DragonFly mail agent in [1] as a small, simple
clean implementation of a mailer in the base.  The goal of dma was not
to replace a feature complete MTA like sendmail or postfix.  The basic
intention was to be able to deliver mails from cron, periodic etc to
local users.

I enhanced dma and added remote delivery and some other features needed
for works-out-of-the-box and to keep users happy :)  The list of all
features follows:

- Local mail delivery with alias-support
- Remote mail delivery either direct or via a smarthost
- TLS/SSL and STARTTLS support for encrypted connections
- virtualusers (address rewriting) support
- SMTP authentication (currently only plain SMTP login)
- Sendmail compatible command line options
- IPv6 support
- A nice man page (Thanks to swildner@)


I haven't heard of dma, but I like the idea. I don't need sendmail on boxes other than the mail server. For all other boxes a local delivery is enough.

Does that mean we get rid of sendmail someday? I mean, it can always be installed from pkgsrc.

Next replace named/bind by a caching-only proxy. I don't see a reason to include a DNS server, but for example no web-server. Other examples are ntpd.



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