Re: how can i turn /dev/null into an MTA?
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> On Tuesday 14 April 2009 10:48:17 am Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> Why would somebody need an MTA for a (normal) desktop?
>> Why should every user specify an outgoing SMTP server?
>> Why should every MUA implement the functionality of an MTA?
Why fight it? A sendmail daemon has been part of *nix forever, like cron
and lots of other stuff. It's the way the os works.
Let your installer install one, then edit the config so the MTA aliases
everything to a pipe to /dev/null -- if you're really, *really* sure you
don't want to know about it when the kernel determines that the world
will end in 5 minutes...
You can easily block port 25 in both directions on the external
interface if all you need to do is cut off the MTA's communication with
the outside world.
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