[6.3] How are those daemons started?
fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Wed Apr 2 17:23:22 UTC 2008
On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:00:39 +0200
Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net> wrote:
> On Monday 31 March 2008 22:27:55 Gilles wrote:
> > On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:06:20 -0500, Erik Osterholm
> > <freebsd-lists-erik at erikosterholm.org> wrote:
> > >Also note /etc/defaults/rc.conf which is /why/ these services
> > >are on by default. Entries in /etc/rc.conf override entries in
> > >/etc/defaults/rc.conf, so you should never change
> > >/etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> > Thanks guys. After reading /etc/defaults/rc.conf, I understood that
> > the reason there's sendmail listening on TCP25 is so that local
> > daemons can send e-mail to the admin.
> Somewhat. Most daemons can do fine without the socket listener and
> invoke /usr/sbin/sendmail by default. Only ones that can't get
> to /usr/sbin/sendmail (i.e.: chrooted daemons), but in my experience
> they don't know how to talk SMTP either.
As I understand it, modern versions of /usr/sbin/sendmail are just a
frontend to the socket, so that they don't need to run setuid.
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