On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 15:13 +0200, Lutz Lange wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > shmuel siegel schrieb: > > Nicolas Mailhot wrote: > >> Not that I particularly want to shoot ambulances, but those are not > >> good arguments. > >> > >> > > They would be lousy arguments for changing to sendmail but they are > > fairly good arguments for keeping it. One needs a fairly compelling > > reason to change something that is already there. The above arguments > > amount to "there is no compelling reason to change". > What about : it's not easy to configure it right or to learn how to do > it. If you already know it, you might be fine. If not you might be in > trouble. If you're old school and insist on editing the .cf I might agree with you but that then contradicts your "If not" clause. If you don't know what you're doing you might be deceived by complainers into thinking that's how it's configured and that's how you have to do it. OTOH... The .m4 configurations are not very complicated. Very straight forward to enabled and disable features and configure names and tokens and files. I don't find the m4 interface to be any more complicated to configure than say smail or postfix and a hell of a lot simpler than many other utilities. I find sendmail far easier to configure than, say, squid or other complex utilities requiring acls and filters, which we largely take for granted. I also find that sendmail generally works just fine out of the box for simple systems. > And: It's second choice for an MTA for most people i know. > I may know the wrong people but as an instructor i meet quite a lot of > them :) Not quite sure I know how to parse that last one. Do you mean that sendmail is a second choice? Or what is a second choice? I'm not sure one what the "It" is that you are referring to or how you are arguing there. You mean that people given a list would place sendmail second? I know a lot of people in the business and have known a lot of them down through the last two decades. I know people who are passionate about QMail and I know Wietse and I happen to think Postfix is wonderful and I've personally contributed to the Smail project many many years ago and I've even worked with and ported and configured MMDF (anyone remember MMDF, the default MTA on SCO Unix for many many years?). I would not make the statement that most would put Sendmail second. I would not make the statement that most would put Sendmail first. I know that both Postfix and Sendmail are very popular. Sendmail is well established as the default with a reasonably easy option to switch to Postfix, and I see no compelling reason to switch. > Cheers > Lutz Regards, Mike -- Michael H. Warfield (AI4NB) | (770) 985-6132 | mhw WittsEnd com /\/\|=mhw=|\/\/ | (678) 463-0932 | http://www.wittsend.com/mhw/ NIC whois: MHW9 | An optimist believes we live in the best of all PGP Key: 0xDF1DD471 | possible worlds. A pessimist is sure of it!
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