Subject: Re: -current sendmail cancer in IPv4-only kernel
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/08/2000 09:27:32
>BTW, I agree that sendmail should detect that there is no v6 support
>in a kernel and not bomb, but that's another thread.
It looks to be not possible, or sendmail is not designed so.
sendmail assumes that anything written on configuration file is sane
with the underlying environment. Also, we cannot automatically turn
IPv6 with old configuration file, since old configuration file can
choke with incoming IPv6 connections (example: ORBS checks in old
sendmail.cf. they sometimes assume that client address is represented
So I'll try to roll two sendmail.cf, and switch them in rc.d/sendmail
based on IPv6 availability.