Subject: re: misc/10243: rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/sendmail.cf ]
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/2000 11:40:01
On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 09:29:19AM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Number: 10243
> >Category: misc
> >Synopsis: rc.d/sendmail should not exit if [ -f /etc/sendmail.cf ]
This is a feature, it's to avoid situation where the admin puts a custom file
this is *not* a feature. it is seemingly a deliberate attempt to make
every NetBSD user who runs sendmail pissed off.
/etc/sendmail.cf and believe it's used; where sendmail is using
/etc/mail/sendmail.cf shipped by default with NetBSD. Various problems can
result from this, from security issues to lost mails.
this is a bug in NetBSD. you are forcing people to not have a
/etc/sendmail.cf, something that they've had for what, 15 years, now?
You can remove the check *if you really know what you're doing*.
the check should be removed.
f*ck, IMO, sendmail.cf should never have moved.