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Re: Linuxconf

On 2 Jun 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> Hi,
> >>"Jules" == Jules Bean <jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk> writes:
>  Jules> This sounds foolish to me.
> 	Hmm, provocative words.
>  Jules> The solution is to switch to a better designed mailer (exim
>  Jules> springs to mind) with easier to manage configuration.
> 	This seems to imply that linuxconfig should drop support for
>  sendmail (which still is an industry standard smtp daemon) in favour
>  of simpler to configure replacements. I guess we can live with that. 


provocative, apparently.

That's the second time I've been misunderstood, so I'll explain..

The initial post was suggesting (I'm sorry, I don't have the exact words)
that somehow a linuxconf front-end was the correct solution to the fact
that Linux email is hard to manage because sendmail.cf is hard to
configure.  I was suggesting that the correct answer to *that* problem was
to change MTAs.

To summarise *my* opinion:

1) I don't think we should stop supporting sendmail.

2) I don't think we should discourage a linux-conf front-end to sendmail.

3) I do, however, both personally and professionally recommend exim over
sendmail for work involving many email addresses at many domains.  

4) I do recognise that not everyone will agree ;-)


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