Re: Switching from sendmail to Dragonfly Mail Agent by default
- In reply to: Baptiste Daroussin : "Re: Switching from sendmail to Dragonfly Mail Agent by default"
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Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 16:58:03 UTC
In message <FCB020E2-3E12-4720-B6D5-615459306B0D@FreeBSD.org>, Baptiste Darouss in writes: > > > > Le 15 octobre 2022 17:51:31 GMT+02:00, Cy Schubert <Cy=2ESchubert@cschuber= > t=2Ecom> a =C3=A9crit=C2=A0: > >In message <20221013130533=2En33j6fziwkqnjppc@aniel=2Enours=2Eeu>, Baptis= > te=20 > >Daroussin > > writes: > >> Hello everyone, > >> > >> As of today, on a default FreeBSD setup, a mailer agent is configured i= > n orde > >> r > >> to be able to distribute locally emails (from crontab for example) and/= > or for > >> relaying those emails=2E This role has been served by a stripped down v= > ersion o > >> f > >> sendmail up to now=2E By stripped down, I mean it is built without the = > support > >> for feature that would make it a full featured MTA, like no support for= > ldap=2E > >> > >> Long time ago we have imported Dragonfly Mail Agent, a minimalistic MTA= > born > >> within the Dragonfly Project, covering exactly those needs and only tho= > se=2E > >> > >> It has matured slowly over the time and we believe we have addressed al= > l the > >> major issues reported preventing it from being the default=2E > >> > >> For FreeBSD 14 we would like to activate it by default=2E > >> > >> It means: > >> - install by default mailer=2Econf from dma (and install the one from s= > endmail > >> in /usr/share/example/sendmail) > >> - activate sendmail_enable=3DNONE by default in /etc/default/rc=2Econf > >> - make mailwrappe fallback on dma=2E > >> > >> If noone brings an obvious blocker, this change will happen in the next= > coupl > >> e > >> of weeks! > > > >We should add a comment suggesting that if people forward email they shou= > ld=20 > >install one of the packages=2E > > > >A little background: > > > >My site here at home is primarily postfix with a single machine (sandbox)= > =20 > >running sendmail=2E I had switched the sandbox machine's MTA from sendmai= > l to=20 > >dma=2E The sandbox machine's aliases(5) forwards root's email to an alias= > on=20 > >my gateway which in turn sends it to me (stored in an MH folder using=20 > >procmail for later viewing)=2E This broke because dma doesn't honour alia= > ses;=20 > >root's mailbox on the sandbox machine contained all root's email that=20 > >should have been forwarded=2E > > > > dma do support alias (not .forward) That's what happened. I couldn't recall exactly. The .forward on that machine is on an NFS share. > > >As dma is a local-only delivery agent we should explain this to avoid POL= > A=20 > >following new installs, giving the user the option to install postfix, ex= > im=20 > >or sendmail from packages=2E A local delivery agent is all that's needed = > to=20 > >support a fresh new install until the sysadmin can install any needed=20 > >packages to support their application=2E > > > > dma is not a local-only delivery agent, it does also support relaying as s= > tated in my initial email. > > Bapt -- Cheers, Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert@cschubert.com> FreeBSD UNIX: <cy@FreeBSD.org> Web: https://FreeBSD.org NTP: <email@example.com> Web: https://nwtime.org e^(i*pi)+1=0