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Re: Replacing Sendmail with Postfix in the base system

From: Marcin Jessa <lists@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:44:30 +0200

On 14 Jun 2006 08:22:55 GMT
Oliver Fromme <check+j0uazm00rs6d84yn@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>  > Seeing that sendmail is old,archaic, not-as-secure and difficult
>  > we should
> That's bike-shed stuff.  :-)
> Sendmail is old (but actively maintained), but that doesn't
> mean that it's bad.  E.g. qmail is much newer than sendmail,
> but is it better?  I don't think so.
> I also disagree on the "not-as-secure" point.  The days when
> sendmail CERT advisories were issued weekly are long gone.
> Sendmail isn't monolithic anymore, it has been split into
> several processes using separated priviledges, similar to
> postfix and qmail.

FYI, sendmail was recently removed from the base of NetBSD leaving only
postfix. The core of NetBSD AFAIK did not come yet with official
announcement so  reasons for that are just speculations.



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