Re: portables, mail, and sporadic connectivity
Craig Metz writes:
>Ian Jackson writes:
>>Don't use Sendmail. Use Smail. The Debian Smail package can be
>>used like this.
> Unless you have bad network connectivity. Smail 3.1.29 bit me
>BADLY this way; it does not deal well with frequent network
>problems. Sendmail is, of course, a huge security hole, but it does
>handle network problems well.
> If you have good network connectivity, however, Smail is fine.
What is ``bad network connectivity'' defined to mean here?
I'm using Smail from home, bringing the modem up only occasionally;
everything just works - if I send mail when the modem is down (as
now), it sits in the queue until I bring the connection up (I put a
call to runq in /etc/ppp/ip-up.)
sfere:richard$ smail -V
/\oo/\ Smail126.96.36.199 #29.33