Gabriel O'Brien wrote: > Indeed. While I do sometimes question the sense of defaulting to > sendmail due to its baggage, it's so trivial to change the MTA that it's > largely a non-issue. In the interest of being close to a "reference > implementation" of BSD it does make some sense as a default even if I'd > never run it on a prod box myself. It hardly seems worth the churn. > > Insert $0.02 here.
I agree for the most part. There is an option to install another MTA when installing FBSD. However, it might be nice if there were instructions on how to accomplish the following. 1) Totally shut down Sendmail 2) Changes to periodic.conf 3) How to prevent Sendmail from being built when performing 'buildworld' I know that the documentation does exist, but it is not all centrally located. At least I do not think it is. If Postfix is installed during the installation of FBSD, the end user is not even presented with the necessary items to place in the /etc/rc.conf file. That should be done automatically by the sysinstall process, as well as modifying the periodic.conf and make.conf files. I recently replied to a post on the Postfix forum when a user had installed Postfix when installing FBSD and consequently had no idea why it was not working correctly. I realize that he should have been better informed as to how it was to be configured; however, the sysinstall or if installed via ports, the posts installation routine should have given a more complete description of what is or should be done to complete the installation. Just my 2¢. -- Gerard Seibert [EMAIL PROTECTED] Think about it: The *average* American has one tit and one testicle. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"