Subject: Re: sendmail 8.12.4 import (and changes)
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/27/2002 12:30:29 (Andrew Brown) writes:
> i prefer a separate daemon process, since a cron job can't be turned
> off via rc.conf and executing "sendmail -Lsm-msp-queue -Ac -q" from
> cron when the admin has switched to, eg, postfix, is almost
> *guaranteed* to do the wrong thing.

It is verified to do the wrong thing. ;-)

Even worse, it sends a totally empty message with no headers to root
from root.  (Postfix does synthesize some headers to make the message
RFC-compliant, but the resulting header is so vanilla that it gives
little hint as to what generated the message.)

-wolfgang  "sendmail-free for 14 days, and enjoying every minute of it!"
       Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
Coming soon: GPS mapping tools for Open Systems.