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.... gary PS: everything incomng is still being queued.... -- Gary Kline Seattle BSD Users' Group (seabug) | [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thought Unlimited Org's Alternate Email Site http://www.magnesium.net/~kline To live is not a necessity; but to live honorably...is a necessity. -Kant _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"