Subject: Re: sendmail and netbsd
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/01/2000 11:02:29
On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 02:23:53AM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >I think sendmail's a piece of crap.  It's ancient, it's been fixed with
> >bailing wire and prayer about a thousand times too many, its performance
> >is awful, its configuration syntax is obtuse, and the only reason I know
> >of that most people even considered using it as long as they did was that
> >there was no reasonable alternative.
> meanwhile...i like it and i've tamed the savage beast.  the
> configuration file is only obtuse to those that don't understand it.
> think of it like a device drive for an ethernet card written in
> assembly language as viewed by someone who has only coded in basic.
> it's *bound* to look obtuse.

Thanks, but no thanks.  I can do pretty much whatever I need to with a file -- but because it's difficult for NO GOOD REASON, I choose
not to.

The fact that I don't *like* a programming language doesn't mean that I
don't *know* it.