J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Wed Aug 30 21:03:01 PDT 2000
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 12:32:36 -0700
Derek J Balling <dredd at megacity.org> wrote:
> At 12:11 PM -0700 8/30/00, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 11:23:05 -0500 listalinux
>> Arguably your first mistake or problem is using sendmail.
> Arguably that's a very biased statement. :)
Very true. However do you really think it either wise or reasonable
to inflict sendmail on fledgling admins when other more approachable
and equally competant tools like Exim and Postfix are available?
>> I strongly recommend that you install and use Exim or Postfix
>> instead. You'll find configuration of both considerably easier,
>> as well as much lighter and faster on your systems.
> A debateable point. Lots of people would also point out that other
> MTA's tend to be "non-friendly" when it comes to delivery of mail
> to recipient MTA's. :) (but that's an MTA argument for a different
I've not run into that argument before and have only heard of it in
regard to QMail (and its seeming mail bombs if the number of
simultaneous deliveries is not controlled). Certainly in running
Exim for the last several years I've neither had nor heard of such a
problem -- or for Postfix for that matter.
> He said they could be coming from ANY ip, which would indicate to
> me its not just a local-LAN issue (its also on-the-road
> sales-folk, etc.)
Yeah, I thought about that, but that seemed counter to the "LAN"
noun so it was then a question between whether he really meant
__any__ IP (and thus didn't really mean "LAN"), or whether he did
mean "LAN" and thus had a predictable subnet with random allocations
(ala DHCP with short leases). So I took one side of the gamble and
ran with it.
> What does the CGI offer that using stock m4 options doesn't offer?
> Just curious.
I've unable to find it currently, but it used to be a long page or
series of pages which gave a series of increasingly refined Q&As at
the end of which it built you a customised sendmail.cf. Its been in
my bookmarks for years, Yahoo has links to scores of pages that have
links to it, but the page itself (and surrounsing Sendmail grokdom)
seem to be gone.
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