Subject: Re: mail.local
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/2005 22:35:01
On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 08:24:24AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> (John Nemeth) writes:
>> On Jun 2, 12:09pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
>> } (John Nemeth) writes:
>> } > Just wondering when NetBSD is going to supply a decent (modern)
>> } > version of mail.local (i.e. one that is capable of doing LMTP)?
>> } 
>> } There are several assumptions implicit there, including the that
>> } someone is working on this (which I'm unaware of) and the idea that
>>      We could just grab the version from sendmail unless there is a
>> problem with the licence.
>I doubt the license on it is the BSD license any longer -- none of
>sendmail has the BSD license these days...

otoh, we're still shipping sendmail, so...

(personally, i'd like to pull in some of the enhancements they have to
vacation as well)

>> } the lack of LMTP is a significant problem. On the latter, I have to
>> } confess I've never felt its lack...
>>      However, that would be you.  My message was sent because of
>> frustrations at having mail problems due to the out of date
>> mail.local.  I have this strange idea that something named mail.local
>> should behave the same as the one supplied with sendmail.

whereas i have this kooky idea that mail.local just delivers mail
locally.  otoh, cyrus's deliver can do lmtp out of the box...

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