Subject: Re: sendmail removal and getting migration advice right
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/15/2006 22:37:27
Martin Husemann <> writes:
> Ok, let me start with a very simple case: on the machines where I still
> used sendmail, I had a special setup: no main sendmail daemon running,
> but submission queue got forwarded directly to the main on site mail server.
> In sendmail terms: I used FEATURE(`msp', `[local.mail.server.ip]')dnl
> for generating /etc/mail/
> This setup maybe not very common, but it could be used for a lot of users
> that just forward their mail to their ISPs mail server.
> I thought about doing something similar with the in-tree postfix,
> but it looked too heavy weight or hackish to me.

You do have to run a Postfix daemon to do this, but it does not have
to listen to the network (and that is in fact the way we ship by
default). The config to "just punt everything to machine X" is
trivial. there is nothing heavyweight or hackish about it.