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Re: Why not making /sbin/sendmail a mantadory component for mail operation?

On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 03:16:35PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Ignorance, fear of becoming an open relay and years of learning 
> will have to be overcome before Most Users will config Debian to
> use a relayhost.

It's not very difficult to have exim, the default MTA, simply not launch
an smtp listener. If it's only running queues and providing the
/usr/sbin/sendmail interface, you cannot possibly be a mail relay, since
nothing even listens on port 25. The configuration file to edit for this
is /etc/default/exim4


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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