Why is sendmail in the core of FreeBSD?
gabe at dragffy.com
Sun Sep 23 06:25:34 PDT 2007
On 23 Sep 2007, at 11:22, cpghost wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 19:30:59 +0300
> "Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri" <almarrie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/22/07, Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
>>>>> i personally use only sendmail.
>>>> Yep... if it works, don't 'fix' it.
>>> same with any other things :)
>> I would prefer to have postfix vs sendmail since it built with
>> security in mind
> Ditto here. I've switched to postfix after a talk by
> Wietse Venema at the SANE 1998:
> (postfix was still named VMailer back then)
> and never looked back since. I was lucky doing so, because
> soon after, there had been a flurry of sendmail exploits,
> while postfix kept chugging along undisturbed. But more
> importantly, its behaviour under stress and huge traffic
> bursts is excellent.
I have a russian friend, he's a sysadmin, works exclusively with
FreeBSD. He reckon Postfix is also great under pressure. Since
sendmail is in the core of FreeBSD, does that mean it will quickly
get security updates when exploits are found?
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