Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
To: None <,,,>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/09/2006 16:40:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/33221; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
Subject: Re: pkg/33221: default exim configuration file
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 19:40:35 +0300

  >>  >  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.