question about Postfix

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Oct 3 06:01:42 PDT 2007

On 2007-10-02 16:12, jekillen <jekillen at> wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2007, at 7:58 PM, Joe in MPLS wrote:
>> The package install of postfix does nothing to sendmail. It's not
>> like the MTA switch utility found in some linux distros. Just turn
>> off the various bits of sendmail in /etc/rc.conf and start postfix.
>> Postfix does include an executable named "sendmail" that directly
>> replaces some of the "old" sendmail capability.
> This is what is confusing me some. I have a text from SAMS on Postfix
> and it talks about renaming several sendmail related files and
> removing the suid permissions on them.

That book is out of date -- at least as far as FreeBSD is concerned.
We don't rename stuff in FreeBSD, because we have mailwrapper(8) :)

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