Subject: Re: Still the same man8 error building distribution
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Brian Mitchell <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/2006 18:42:44
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 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,

Or it could be that sendmail's design simply does not make it resistant 
to attack, and thus should be discarded in favor of a mta which is more 
security oriented (like postfix, or qmail).