some minor Core pruning

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Wed Jun 28 17:30:34 UTC 2006

Le mercredi 28 juin 2006 à 10:07 -0400, Alan Cox a écrit :
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 01:55:07PM +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> > > Sendmail is the expected norm.
> > 
> > Norm for what? /usr/sbin/sendmail is there for all major mail servers,
> Normfor a unix like OS install. Its the one the books cover by default, its
> the one other vendors ship by default

Actually, when the sendmail people announced they were rewriting
sendmail from scratch, it woke up even PHBs. Even when they don't know
tech they realise a full rewrite means deep trouble in the codebase.

So today you have :
- small non-critical MTAs : will use whatever is bundled with the OS
- bigger/more critical projects -> these days it's not sendmail but one
of its alternatives (which one comes first vary)
- very uncommon deployments which need sendmail high-end features ->
will use sendmail (but I doubt they run Fedora anyway)

I work in a big corp which is very conservative and is usually lagging a
few years behind the IT market, and even it dumped sendmail several
years ago for its corporate-level MTA infrastructure.


Nicolas Mailhot
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