Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
To: None <>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/09/2006 16:03:04
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/33221; it has been noted by GNATS.

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> Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
> Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 14:07:37 +0200

>  On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 09:05:00PM +0000, wrote:
 >> IMHO it is better for daemons to listen to loopback
 >> interface only by default. A patch for exim is below.
>  This has been discussed before and rejected.

from pkgsrc-users mailing list:

> Why not to change exim's default configuration file like this,
> i.e. to use it for local delivery only BY DEFAULT?

David Brownlee <>
 	I'm not adverse to this change, providing the MESSAGE documents
 	it. For reference, do sendmail and postfix install from pkgsrc
 	setup like this?

AFAIK David Brownlee is a package maintainer.

>  You have to explicitly
>  enable the daemon and you installed it -- why should you want a crippled
>  program?
Just because it is safer behaviour and it is not needed for most cases.
ALL users require local delivery and A FEW configures MTA
in a specific way.
Another explanation is that it is easier for experienced users
to enable required features than to disable unrequired one by newbies
or new users.
BTW, such sorts of changes may be mentioned in MESSAGE
I my patch changes this file.

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.