Subject: Re: localhost security hole
To: David Porowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/2003 23:50:39
On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, David Porowski wrote:
: Sorry to be a "butinski", but I feel compelled to reply
: to this thread. As a user who is frequently "untethered",
: (laptop) and also security conscience, I would consider the
: following points:
All of which are known and stated, though there are people who put things
before "files" in nsswitch for versious reasons. I don't, personally.
: I can comment however on sendmail: it
: is the grandfather of all mail programs, and carries
: some interesting (and arcane) baggage. Perhaps it is
: time to offer an alternative mail program, like qmail.
Postfix already comes with the base system. It's a sane alternative to
sendmail -- unlike qmail, which has some major insanity built right in for
your admin hair-pulling pleasure. And if you call now, we'll send you an
entire ream of RFC-illegal qmail bounces absolutely free!
Of course, I still use sendmail, as I use many more protocols than just SMTP
for mail exchange. 8-)
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>