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Old 10-19-2008, 06:37 PM
Arjan van de Ven
 
Default None of the Above (was Sendmail still default?)

Forget about Sendmail. Or Exim. Or Postfix as default install.

Really.

There's two types of people using fedora:
1) People who don't run a mail server
2) People who very deliberately do

For 1), all three are wrong. Really. All you really need is some
minimalist commandline compatible thing that just forwards to some
smart host (or maybe does only local delivery). SSMTP or similar is
perfectly fine for this, while not taxing memory or boot time.

For 2) these folks have a VERY specific personal preference. This
entire discussion proves that. These folks already have to configure
their system from the default... making "pick a mail server of your
taste" part of that is the least of their worries.


Anybody trying to argue for the politics of Exim/Postfix/Sendmail as
default choice is ignoring the reality...


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Old 10-19-2008, 06:40 PM
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Default None of the Above (was Sendmail still default?)

On 10/19/2008 02:37 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Forget about Sendmail. Or Exim. Or Postfix as default install.
>
> Really.

>
> Anybody trying to argue for the politics of Exim/Postfix/Sendmail as
> default choice is ignoring the reality...
>
>


Agreed - tho it would be nice to ship dkim-milter and dk-milter along
with sendmail/postfix etc.

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Old 10-19-2008, 07:26 PM
Karel Zak
 
Default None of the Above (was Sendmail still default?)

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 11:37:16AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Anybody trying to argue for the politics of Exim/Postfix/Sendmail as
> default choice is ignoring the reality...

(+1)

Good point, but don't forget that Fedora is pretty ambivalent
distribution. It's a "desktop distribution" where some people want to
disable non-X console and other people use postfix, port packages to
s390, maintain GFS2 stuff and Spacewalk -- and finally it should be a
base for Red Hat Enterprise distribution :-)

Karel

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