Re: /usr/sbin/sendmail specification proposal, draft 4
> For what it is worth, sendmail(8) is in section 8 of the BSD System
> Manager's Manual. Applications like mail(1) and mailx(1) provide the
> user interfaces that are documented by the LSB.
> Is it within the scope of the LSB to create policies regarding the intended
> interfaces of system utilities like sendmail(8), rmt(8), talkd(8),
> telnetd(8), ...?
> PS: It appears from the TOG and LSB charts that mailx(1) is the standard
> over the legacy mail(1) command. Do we know for certain if all Linux
> systems will be using just one of sendmail, ssmtp, zmailer, or exim?
No, but *all* of these have a sendmail-esque MTA interface. The point
here is that using mailx(1) to submit mail programatically is utterly
broken. We need a standard MTA interface.