Subject: Re: README: sendmail changes
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/21/2004 09:40:10
On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 09:21:28AM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> * 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.

Of course, as always, this kind of magic fails. Damnit, I don't want no
stupid rc.d script to decide that I was wrong and "tune" machine
configuration parameters for me.

I think this change needs to be backed out ASAP. It has been discussed
before and met resistance. There have been easy alternatives with less
magic proposed.