Subject: Re: sendmail removal and getting migration advice right
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2006 10:26:55
postfix itself is rather heavyweight...
Try running it on a VAX, and you'll see... :-)


Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> 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.
> Perry

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