Import of DragonFly Mail Agent
bapt at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 23 21:12:01 UTC 2014
As some of you may have noticed, I have imorted a couple of days ago dma
(DragonFly Mail Agent) in base. I have been asked to explain my motivation so
here they are.
DragonFly Mail Agent is a minimalistic mailer that is able to relay mails to
some smtp servers (with TLS, authentication and so on)
It supports MASQUERADE and NULLCLIENT, and is able to deliver mails locally
I imported it because dma is lightweight, BSD license and easy to use.
The code base is rather small and easy to capsicumize (which I plan to do)
My initial goal is not to replace sendmail. All I want is a small mailer
simple to configure, and not listening to port 25, suitable for small
environment (embedded and/or resource bounded) as well as for server deployment.
To be honnest dma needs a bit of more work (improving the retry queue,
capsicumize), but is working.
I have read a couple of the past discussions about what are the requirements for
base as a mailer (in case one want to remove sendmail) and yes dma is
fulfilling all of them.
That said I have never been a supporter of having a full mail server in base, as
I consider a full mail server as being a specific use case so not required on
all setup, in my opinion dma is the kind of mailer that fits better with base
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