On Friday 09 January 2009 5:56:42 pm GESBBB wrote: > > From: Gonzalo Nemmi gne...@gmail.com > > > > On Thursday 08 January 2009 12:08:55 pm Michel Talon wrote: > > > Hello, > > > > > > would it not be interesting to have the DragonFlyBSD mail agent in > > > FreeBSD? It is a very simple mail agent, like ssmtp, but with some more > > > features: it can either deliver mail locally for local users or send > > > all other mail to a smarthost, and reads the aliases file. Hence it > > > fulfills the needs of the person who wants a small mail agent for > > > receiving periodic root mail, and wants to send the occasional without > > > too much fuss. It is much simpler than sendmail, postfix or exim. > > > > > > For simplicity i have a tarball here: > > > http://www.lpthe.jussieu.fr/~talon/dma.tgz > > > it compiles out of the box, and it is easy to figure out how to use it. > > > > I second that .. Sendmail has turned into an unnecesary behemont for a > > local MTA .. dma is a lot smaller, simpler, easier to maintain, a lot > > less bug prone, way easier to configure and all in all, just what I need > > if my MTA only job will be delivering local mail ... Sendmail feels like > > having a HUMMER only to take my kids to school and then get back to my > > home .. which is only two blocks away ... :s > > > > It would be really nice if I could choose whether I want Sendmail, > > Postfix or dma upon installation time (sysinstall) ... > > You can all ready choose if your want Postfix or SendMail when installing. > IMHO, Postfix is a far superior MTA anyway.
Sure thing .. that's what I do .. but, personally, I've found dma to be even better than postfix for this matter (local only/cron sent emails). I've got both books (the bat, and the dove) .. and believe me .. I find it _really_hard_ to find a scenario in which Sendmail "has" to be the default MTA on a fresh install unless we are talking about imposed polocies (like in corporate polocies maybe or due to the Postfix license) or pre-existent configurations. -- Blessings Gonzalo Nemmi _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"