[PC-BSD Testing] Sendmail running by default - why?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Thu Aug 23 10:16:10 PDT 2007


sc at sdf.lonestar.org wrote:
> While debugging someone's non-working form processor script today, I ran
> it at the command line to see the error output. And was surprised to
> receive an automated e-mail back from the guy's domain saying that his
> mail server had rejected mail sent by the script, per request from Comcast
> to block mail from their address block not sent through their own servers.
> I don't use Comcast's mail servers, but until PC-BSD did it for me I also
> wasn't running sendmail on my desktop, and I've turned it off.
> 
> This seems questionable. I'm not too familiar with FreeBSD, but for a
> desktop system isn't it more reasonable to turn off sendmail by default?
> Give people a setup option to turn it on, if they really need it.
> 
> -rsc
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Good point. I've gone ahead and disabled it in rc.conf by default now.
Its something most desktop users wont be needing, but it can easily be
re-enabled if need be.


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Kris Moore
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