Re: Sendmail (was: Re: huge lists)
Sendmail 8.9.1a (the current version in Slink) has relaying off by
default - but allows numerous options for relaying should you need it.
As for the antiquation of sendmail rules - I'll bet you've not looked
since the move from sendmail.cf to sendmail.mc... Much nicer!
And what do you do that you'd need constant fighting? Once I get a
site customized, I don't need to muck with it until the customer
identifies additional needs.
Many are scared of sendmail because, like me, its reputation preceeds
it... The problem is, that its reputation (unlike mine) is poorly
deserved - oft' handed down and miscarried - rarely revisited.
-- hoisting the bat book and looking for targets ;-}
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 08:19:09 -0700
> From: Steve Lamb <email@example.com>
> To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Sendmail (was: Re: huge lists)
> Resent-Date: 21 Oct 1998 15:17:14 -0000
> Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> On Wed, 21 Oct 1998 09:57:15 -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> >Note: I used to get mail directly to my Debian box, but now I'm forced to
> >get it from an NT server because Debian 1.3's sendmail allowed mail
> >relaying by default and I was not aware of the potential for abuse; too bad
> >I wasn't using RedHat! As far as I know, Debian's default sendmail
> >configuration still allows this big hole, so beware if you use it.
> Sendmail, IMHO, is a POS because of the antiquated rules and the constant
> fighting to make it do what you want. Personally, I highly recommend Exim.
> I can't vouch for any large sites using it, but my Exim on my dinky 28.8k
> modem has done the following traffic in the past 10 days:
> Exim statistics from 1998-10-11 06:49:54 to 1998-10-21 08:16:04
> Grand total summary
> At least one address
> TOTAL Volume Messages Hosts Delayed Failed
> Received 9613KB 3256 83 34 1.0% 2 0.1%
> Delivered 15MB 5449 102
> I run two *small* mailing lists with majordomo on this machine and
> haven't had any problems at all with relaying. Took me about 20 minutes with
> minimal help from the exim mailing list to get it set up. That help was
> because I didn't understand CIDR. It has, shock of shock, an intuative
> configuration format. I only wish I could convince my boss to run it where I
> work instead of going to the bigger hack of Sendmail 8.10.x. :/