Subject: Re: README: sendmail changes
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/22/2004 09:38:32
In message <>, Andrew Brown writes:

>by introducing "magic" that attempts to figure out if you fall into
>the latter class of people, we start sendmail iff it looks like it's
>needed.  if you've specifically selected another mailer with
>/etc/mailer.conf, it won't start, so people who have properly switched
>to postfix will be fine (note that simply setting postfix to YES in
>/etc/rc.conf does nothing since the "sendmail" you get when you send
>mail will be the sendmail sendmail, not the postfix sendmail).

There was some discussion of a new rc.d script "mailer", with a 
variable mailer_flags that can be set to sendmail, postfix, etc.; this 
script would build mailer.conf and start the appropriate mailer.  Is 
that not possible?

		--Steve Bellovin,