On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:20:40 -0400
Sahil Tandon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Andrew Falanga <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> You can turn off the Sendmail daemon so that it does not actually
> listen for incoming connections or act as an MTA in the conventional
> sense. But local utilities like cron can still invoke
> the /usr/sbin/sendmail command to send you notifications.
The default for sendmail is:
which has the sendmail daemon listening only on localhost. It's fully
functional in all respects except that it can't be accessed from
outside. You can use localhost:25 as an outgoing mail server if you
Turning-off the localhost daemon altogether and having
/usr/sbin/sendmail deliver local mail directly is possible, but
it's deprecated on security grounds as it needs to run setuid.
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