Why is sendmail is part of the system and not a package?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Oct 29 21:39:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:34:35 +0000, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:08:24 +0200
> Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
>> What is nice about Sendmail today is that with minimal changes to a
>> base FreeBSD installation (the rc.conf(5) variable called
>> "sendmail_enable" and a SMART_HOST value in sendmail.mc) one can
>> quickly get up and running with a local-only MTA that:
> sendmail_enable exposes sendmail to the world. You don't need
> to set anything for a local relay.

I should have been more clear: I meant sendmail_enable="NO" (instead of
"NONE").  This does not open Sendmail to anyone:

  keramida at kobe:/home/keramida$ sockstat -4 | sed -n -e 1p -e /send/p
  root     sendmail   3001  4  tcp4          *:*

I'm a bit tired of saying the same thing many times, so I will stop
saying ``please, work on making this happen, and let us have the
patches''.  I'll drop out of this thread now, because it has already
taken too much of my time to write replies.

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