Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
To: None <>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/09/2006 19:40:35
 >>  >  I was refering to a different debatte than :-)
 >>  You didn't include me to Cc :)
>  Hugh? GNATS should include you automatically as originator.
Something wrong happens.

 >>  IMO all they should be configured for local
 >>  delivery only with no listening to external network interfaces by
 >>  default.
>  Again, why?
For me, "local delivery" means "no guests from outside"
and in general no open ports to internet or even local network
by default (with a few exclusions),
only those ports I explicitely opened.
"Explicitely" doesn't mean installing a package or running a daemon
(even network oriented), provided that such dehaviour is documented,
in case of pkgsrc MESSAGE file is a good place for this.

>  Please don't get me wrong, I like secure default
>  configurations. But in this case the "security" card conflicts both
>  with user expectation and usuability,
What kind of benefits of opening smtp port to outside you see
in case you are not admin of megacorp?

>  without providing much
>  protection.
I'm sure that lots of pkgsrc users use personal computers
with a few users registered, most of them are trusted,
i.e. no foreign guests. Not?

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.