On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 10:14:27AM +0100, Jan Grant wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, Eric Crist wrote:
> > On Tuesday 13 July 2004 22:19, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > The first of these processes is sendmail started in submit mode by the
> > >
> > > `rc.sendmail' startup script. The relevant rc.conf options are:
> > > : sendmail_enable="NO"
> > > : sendmail_submit_enable="YES"
> > > : sendmail_submit_flags="-L smtpd -bd -q30m
> > > : -ODaemonPortOptions=Addr=localhost"
> > >
> > > - Giorgos
> > Can you exlpain exactly what submit mode is for? Is it something you want
> > running on a production mail server?
> Eric, the first three paragraphs of section 1 of RFC 2476 explain this.
> In a nutshell: an MTA is not supposed to "munge" email (apart from
> adding Received: headers and the like); however, many local clients
> submit via SMTP and the mail server needs to do lots more work:
> rewriting email addresses, and so on. The split of sendmail's operation
> into MTA (Transmission) and MSA (Submission) is to support this.
This is where I run aground into the mud of confusion.
I always thought tat sendmail was just an MTA. Hang the rest.
But then, sendmail is getting to reuire a Ph D to use....
PS: everything incomng is still being queued....
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