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Re: Bug#412976 repoened - reassign tech-ctte (mixmaster /etc/default/*)

Peter Palfrader writes ("Re: Bug#412976 repoened - reassign tech-ctte (mixmaster /etc/default/*)"):
> Summary of current status:
> o The mixmaster package provides both the client and server functionality.
> o By default the server part (running a remailer) is not enabled.
> o To configure mixmaster to run as a remailer the admin has to set a dozen
>   options in /etc/mixmaster/remailer.conf.  Options like email address,
>   which formats they will accept, whether to run as an exit or only as a
>   middleman remailer, etc.
> o One of those options is the REMAIL setting, which enables or disables
>   the remailing ("server") part of mixmaster.
> o The init script has code to only try starting the mixmaster daemon, which
>   is only needed when it's being run as a remailer, when the REMAIL option
>   is actually set to "y" in that config file.
> The submitter wants a new conffile, /etc/default/mixmaster, that is
> sourced by the init script to control whether the daemon is started.
> That would either be in addition or instead of the REMAIL setting in
> /etc/mixmaster/remailer.conf which is already used by the mixmaster
> software.

Jari, do you agree with Peter Palfrader's summary above ?  If not, in
what way is it not accurate, or which important facts does it leave
out ?


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