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> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 12:48:22 +0100 > From: Gabriel Dragffy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: Why is sendmail in the core of FreeBSD? > On 22 Sep 2007, at 12:34, Andrew Pantyukhin wrote: > > On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 11:55:51AM +0100, Gabriel Dragffy > > wrote: > >> Just been wondering about this. If you do a standard install > >> of FreeBSD it includes things such as a basic FTP daemon, all > >> the various utilities such as df, ls, etc. SSHD etc. I assum > >> these are all in FreeBSDs core, as developed in the same CVS > >> repo. Having read the mails on this list for several weeks > >> it seems obvious that most people regard Postfix or EXIM to > >> be the best MTAs, so I'm wondering why is sendmail the MTA > >> that is integral to FreeBSD? Wouldn't it be ace to have the > >> default one be Postfix or something? Sendmail still is one of the strongest mailers out there. And a great many ISPs still use it. > > At the time sendmail was integrased into FreeBSD other MTA's were > > pretty much out of the question. Ever since then, the integration > > has been very well-maintained (thanks to gshapiro) and changing > > the default MTA to something else is simply not worth the pain > > that comes with it. > > Personally I use Postfix wherever I need an MTA, it only takes a > > few minutes to install it from ports. The benefit of ports is you > > can configure all the options you need. We can't keep mysql > > client and dovecot sasl in the base system, most people would > > have to reinstall Postfix from ports even if it was the default > > MTA in our base. > I see, thank you for the heads-up. It is interesting. Personally I > try to use the software that comes with the OS where possible. > Especially in the case of FreeBSD, as I find the core software is > rock solid and I love that. I think I'll learn how to configure > sendmail and try sticking with it. At least it is documented somewhat > in the handbook. > Many thanks to all Back when sendmail was a real pain to get running - in the mid-to-late 1980s when I first came across it, I moved to 'smail' as it was easier to run/undrestand. But by the early '90s I moved over to sendmail and have run it for two ISPs. As to handbook, if you want to know more than you ever wanted to know about Sendmail - O'Reilly has a book on it - well over 1200 pages long. Current shipping sendmail in FreeBSD is almost plug-and-play. Bill -- Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"