On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 19:30:59 +0300 "Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 9/22/07, Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >> i personally use only sendmail. > > >> > > > > > > Yep... if it works, don't 'fix' it. > > > > > same with any other things :) > > I would prefer to have postfix vs sendmail since it built with > security in mind spaceman% telnet mx1.freebsd.org 25 Trying 2001:4f8:fff6::34... telnet: connect to address 2001:4f8:fff6::34: No route to host Trying 184.108.40.206... Connected to mx1.freebsd.org. Escape character is '^]'. 220 mx1.freebsd.org ESMTP Postfix (Postfix Rules!) ;) I prefer Postfix over Sendmail anytime but there are good reasons why Sendmail is in the base system and Postfix isn't. Postfix depends on PCRE which is not part of the base system. So you would have to include that one, too. Perhaps you can build Postfix without PCRE but I'm not sure. The Sendmail source code is around 1.5MB whereas Postfix is around 2.8MB. That's not a big difference but still, the size of a CD is limited. The release engineering team would have to figure out if that could be a problem. Then there are a lot of sysadmins which have been using Sendmail for years and don't want to switch. After all Sendmail is one of the most common MTAs on the Internet. Furthermore Sendmail was initially developed at UC Berkeley. It's not very common to kick BSD software from a BSD tree to replace it with non-BSD software. Finally, if you want Postfix it's very easy to install it from ports and replace Sendmail. Best regards, Jona _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"