On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:00:39 +0200 Mel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Monday 31 March 2008 22:27:55 Gilles wrote: > > On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:06:20 -0500, Erik Osterholm > > > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >Also note /etc/defaults/rc.conf which is /why/ these services > > >are on by default. Entries in /etc/rc.conf override entries in > > >/etc/defaults/rc.conf, so you should never change > > >/etc/defaults/rc.conf. > > > > Thanks guys. After reading /etc/defaults/rc.conf, I understood that > > the reason there's sendmail listening on TCP25 is so that local > > daemons can send e-mail to the admin. > > Somewhat. Most daemons can do fine without the socket listener and > invoke /usr/sbin/sendmail by default. Only ones that can't get > to /usr/sbin/sendmail (i.e.: chrooted daemons), but in my experience > they don't know how to talk SMTP either.
As I understand it, modern versions of /usr/sbin/sendmail are just a frontend to the socket, so that they don't need to run setuid. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"