Subject: Re: Still the same man8 error building distribution
To: Marcin Jessa <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/2006 18:35:16
On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 00:28:27 +0200, Marcin Jessa <> wrote:

> BTW, can anyone enlighten us why sendmail was removed?
> Was it becouse of security issues, maintainement difficulties, politics
> or something else? 
Note what Christos said: the change was requested by security-officer@ and
core@.  That's all I know -- but if security-officer@ requested it, I have
to assume that there is yet another security bug (or bugs) in the
distribution.  (Again, that's an *assumption*.)

		--Steven M. Bellovin,