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Re: [RFC] Exim as standard Debian MTA?

>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <rdm@test.legislate.com> writes:

 Raul> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> wrote:
 >> It is not a hacked up version of regex. It does not nneed to be, a
 >> general purpose regex engine shall serve really poorly for rewrite
 >> rules. It is a specialized matching language, whose tokenizer is
 >> optimized for the requirements of SMTP address rewites.

 Raul> SMTP doesn't *need* address rewrites.  UUCP and the like do, but SMTP
 Raul> doesn't.  Certainly, RFC 821 doesn't use the term "rewrite".

	I was less than clear. I should have said sendmail rewrites,
 since rewriting headers as sendmail does indeed does the job. (It is
 not required in general, since there are other imlementation that do
 not work as sendmail dies).

 Raul> Also, once you've solved the SMTP mail routing problem, perl is a dandy
 Raul> language for dealing with any requirements rewriting message headers
 Raul> and the like.

	Perl is overkill. 

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