On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 08:32:13AM +0000, David Chisnall wrote:
> On 24 Feb 2014, at 07:34, Baptiste Daroussin <b...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Usual complains about sendmail in base until now has been:
> > - complex configuration
> > - long history of security concerns
> > - no need for a full mta in base
> The other complaint is that sendmail is only half of a useable MTA in base.  
> If you actually want to use it for anything other than local delivery, then 
> you need to turn on authentication, which means installing the saslauthd port 
> and then recompiling sendmail from source.  As soon as you do a 
> freebsd-update, email stops working and you need to recompile sendmail again, 
> meaning that you can't get binary security updates for one of the parts of 
> the system with the worst security record.
> I would love to have something in the base system that can handle mail 
> delivery and authenticated relaying out of the box.  OpenBSD now ships with 
> osmpd, which seems to work quite well for this, and if dma can as well then 
> I'm very much in favour of it.

dma can exactly do that :) while being smaller than opensmtpd (which is very
very nice as well, this is the one I use when I need a full smtp setup :))


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