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

Ahmad Arafat Abdullah trunasuci at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 14:44:22 PDT 2007


>
> Kris,
>
> good point too.. but for system-related email to root/admins like errors,
> logs or daily cronjob etc2, if we turn off sendmail/MTA, in think it will
> affect it..
>
> just my idea..
>
>
>


On 8/24/07, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
>
> 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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