Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/09/2006 13:25:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/33221; it has been noted by GNATS.

Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 15:24:42 +0200

 On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:00:04PM +0000, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
 >  >  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.
 >  Rejected?
 >  from pkgsrc-users mailing list:
 I was refering to a different debatte than :-)
 >  ////////////////////////////////////////////
 >  > 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?
 The point is that sendmail and postfix should not have such a default
 config at all.
 >  >  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.
 In which case do you install a third-party package and don't use the
 default mailer of the operating system? Changing this falls IMO into
 POLA. To take your argument: newbies and new users normally don't
 install arbitrary MTA.
 Of course, David is the maintainer and has the last word :-)