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Re: idea: switch default MTA from exim4 to postfix (wheezy+1)

that's great idea! Where can i vote for that ;-) ?

Ondřej Kopka

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Hideki Yamane <henrich@debian.or.jp> wrote:

 Now we are using Exim as default MTA, but I doubt whether it'd be best
 choice since several critical security vulnerabilities has found this
 two or three years.

 Yes, it's often that such vulnerability has been found for software (of
 course), however, other MTA like postfix has less vulnerabilities than

 So I suggest switch from Exim to Postfix for default MTA.

 - Postfix has less vulnerabilities than Exim during years
   If we choose postfix for default,  probably it's more secure than using
   Exim ***by default***. It's good for our users.

   Exim: 8 DSAs and 13 CVEs and some high and remote vulns as NVD severity
     and http://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/exim

   Postfix: 3 DSAs and 10 CVEs and no high vulns since its first release

 - well, maybe I didn't get it ;) If you want to continue to use Exim, you
   can do it via apt-get.

 Please let me know your idea for this.


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/org

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