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Re: [suse-security] sendmail update for suse 9.0 ?
  • From: Rainer Duffner <rainer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 22:23:16 +0200
  • Message-id: <2970B82A-FC1C-4BC6-AE59-52F0782ADA85@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Am 31.03.2006 um 22:06 schrieb Chuck Linsley:

Crispin Cowan wrote:
Ok, I just gotta say this. This is sus-security, and you want to run
*sendmail*?! Huh? What was once the leading source of server
vulnerabilities? Why not switch to Postfix right now?

Or qmail? From what I've read, which may or may not be either accurate
or unbiased, Postfix is good, but qmail is even better.

What is the reason for SuSE's choice of Postfix over qmail?




Licensing. Or the fact that DJB didn't provided any kind of license with Qmail.
Also, redistribution in binary-format is not allowed.
And Postfix may be better suited for stand-alone desktop usage. Plus it has got a more modular architecture.

For hosting, there's still nothing coming close to all the integrated tools from Inter7.
And these lists are still run by qmail (if you read the headers), though that may have to do with the fact that nobody wants to do the migration ;-)



cheers,
Rainer

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