DragonFlyBSD mail agent
wxs at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 8 09:25:37 PST 2009
On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 05:48:10PM +0100, Michel Talon wrote:
> "Janky Jay, III" wrote:
> > By default, FreeBSD's Sendmail that comes in base already delivers mail
> > to local users and reads the aliases file also. It supports configuring
> > a smarthost as well. Unless there are some highly desired features in
> > the DragonFlyBSD mail agent, I seriously doubt there will be any
> > migration to it from Sendmail in the near future.
> I was not speaking of replacing sendmail in the base system, only on
> offering this mail agent in the *ports*, this is why i posted in
> freebsd-ports. I should have been clearer.
> This mail agent doesn't offer anything compelling compared to sendmail,
> only it is much smaller and presumably more secure. For example if you
> want a mail agent in a jail, you can envision to use this one instead of
> sendmail because it is much lighter. Yes i know ssmtpd could do the
> same, more or less but this one has a little more flexibility without
> falling in the complexity of the big ones.
I see no reason for it not to be in ports. If it's useful like you
described above then I'm sure other people will make use of it and be
glad it is maintained in the ports tree. If you're willing to maintain
it please submit a PR with your work.
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