Subject: Re: multiplying MTAs
To: Pete Naylor <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2000 19:06:37
>>>>> "Pete" == Pete Naylor <email@example.com> writes:
Pete> Mike Stone wrote...
>> postfix was developed by Weitse Venema (as in: "bow down before
>> the great god of unix network security, Weitse Venema") to
>> address the need for a simpler, trustworthy, efficient,
>> pure-SMTP MTA that's reasonably compatible with the huge number
>> of existing sendmail installations.
Postfix is *not* a pure-SMTP MTA. For example, I use it on
shadowfax.styx.org and the default transport in this case is
UUCP -- that's how you got this email. Postfix is in most cases as
flexible as sendmail while at the same time being /much/ easier to
That being said, I don't believe that any MTA should be included in
the base distribution -- since so many people have so many different
tases about what MTA they want to run on their systems, the correct
place for such software is the pkgsrc tree IMO. I'm kind of partial to
the wrapper around mail.local for the base fileset personally.
Will Waites \________
Idiosyntactix Ministry of Research and Development\