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Re: please deactivate services by default!



On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:56 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
>>
>> Hi.
>>
>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:38:34 +0100, Bill Crawford wrote
>>
>>> Surely the SMTP server isn't absolutely required to be on localhost?
>>> I never send any mail via localhost SMTP, it's all done through my
>>> company's mail servers or the Google ones for personal mail.
>>
>> Unfortunately, sendmail isn't just a program, it's an API. Calling
>> /usr/lib/sendmail has been the way to get mail out (whereever out
>> is) in UNIX for, well, as long as sendmail exists, which is quite some
>> time.
>
> Yes, it seems odd that it bothers someone now when computers are orders of
> magnitude faster than when this scheme was designed.
>
>> That does not mean that it has to be "the" sendmail, of course.
>>
>> Oh, and LSB requires that it's there.
>
> Postfix is probably the only alternative that has all of the expected
> functionality, but really the effort should be focused on the only real
> issue here which is that starting the daemon can cause a visible delay at
> boot time - and there are several easy fixes for that.


Seems like doing an IO heavy task like this will no longer be much of
an issue with a parallel init type startup.


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