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Re: Mail gui config



On Sat, 2004-10-30 at 23:14 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le samedi 30 octobre 2004 à 12:53 -0700, Per Bjornsson a écrit :
> > On Sat, 2004-10-30 at 04:52, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > Le samedi 30 octobre 2004 à 13:59 +0300, Mircea MITU a écrit :
> > > > To exclude Sendmail, it would be stupid, but making Postfix the default
> > > > MTA it would be a smart move.
> > > 
> > > Unfortunately at this point if would not only be a smart move but a long
> > > overdue one. I hope it's not one of those cases where Novell/Suse did it
> > > first so RH won't even contemplate it.
> > 
> > Gee, having fun with the conspiracy theories? ;) If this was the case,
> > why would Red Hat package Postfix at all? Likely it's just that there
> > isn't really any consensus on this,
> 
> Tss gcc 2.96, apache 2, xinetd...
> RH is usually not so timid dumping yesterday's everyone-uses-it tech (in
> fact users have been more known to complain about RH fondness for new
> stuff that "breaks" Linux as-they-know-it than the reverse)
> 
> I'm stiff ROTFL remembering the last time the MTA question was raised
> and the argument was sendmail sucks, postfix and exim are better, but
> since we can't agree if we like postfix or exim best, sendmail stays the
> default.
> 

You're right, those are silly reasons. But I, for one, I see two major
reasons to make this switch, from sendmail to postfix as the MTA of
choice:

1. SANS Top Vulnerabilities, U5. Mail Transport Service
http://www.sans.org/top20/#u5

2. The very first thing done by the almost all the people I know after a
RH/Fedora install, is rpm -e sendmail

I really wonder how many subscribers are still using Sendmail.



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