Subject: README: sendmail changes
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/15/2004 09:21:28
i committed changes to sendmail related stuff last night that have the
following effects:

* the stock will only listen on the loopback interface.
this is a somewhat innocuous change, but something to keep in mind if
you are using the stock to accept mail from the network.
please be cognizant of this if you update your

* the smtp listener starts by default, if needed.  the default setting
in /etc/default/rc.conf is still "no", but rc.d/sendmail detects the
default setting and will change it to yes if need is determined.

need is defined as "your mailer.conf still points at sendmail in the
base system and sendmail in the base system exists, has the right
permissions, etc".  alternately, setting sendmail to "yes" or "no" in
rc.conf will have the correct effect.

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