Subject: Re: sendmail removal and getting migration advice right
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2006 10:21:27
On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 12:31:12AM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > Cool, so we can easily setup one or 2 fallback smtp servers on the network
> > to handle this. Should be good enouth for most cases ...
> Not if your own network link is down, which is more likely than your
> ISP's mailservers being down.  You should always have *some* background
> process to periodically check your mail queue (even if it were run from
> cron).  

Depends on the context. In a corporate environnement there can be one or 2
SMTP servers on the local network, and when the local network is down
machines are unusable anyway (NFS, NIS, ...)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference