On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 12:58:20PM +1000, Martin Ryan wrote: >> >What's the best way to rebuild sendmail with DB4? >> >> For an excellent fix for sendmail see: >> http://www.postfix.org/ >> >> Bill > >Bill, > >Have you ever had the experience where you ask a question related to some >aspect of FreeBSD and some clever individual advises the best fix is to >uninstall FreeBSD and install Linux? > >If so, what's your opinion of people who offer such "assistance" ?
I've had those experiences, and still say that given the security problems and other issues with sendmail, I would strongly recommend replacing it with an MTA that's more secure, easier to configure, and more efficient. When I first connected our systems to the Internet over ten years ago, the CERT advisories on sendmail were about the size of a Manhattan phone book. Over the years, it has proven one of the most common sources of security holes on *ix systems, although BIND had recently been vying for the title. Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC UUCP: camco!bill PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 URL: http://www.celestial.com/ ``It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.'' -James Madison, Federalist Paper #62 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"