[lug] email mystery
tromey at redhat.com
Wed Feb 21 15:22:07 MST 2001
>>>>> "Kirk" == Kirk Rafferty <kirk at fpcc.net> writes:
Kirk> So now that we all should just know to close open relays, you'd
Kirk> think it wouldn't be a problem. But vendors continue to ship
Kirk> Sendmail configured to be open relays. Even very recent Linux
Kirk> distros ship open. Many vendors also configure Sendmail to run
Kirk> by default. RedHat, for instance, has Sendmail running even on
Kirk> "workstation" configurations.
I don't know offhand why we do that (I'm not in OS development). All
the admins I know prefer postfix or qmail to sendmail. I guess if I
were running things I would set up the OS to prefer one of these.
Anyway, I do know that Red Hat 7.1 won't ship sendmail configured for
relaying by default.
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