Removal of postfix from base

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Dec 16 06:08:27 CST 2004

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:25:57AM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> I propose we move postfix into supported, where it can live with the
> other servers.  We could consider promoting exim4 into universe in its
> place also, but that's a different argument.
> In base, I suggest we aim for the simplest possible MDA.
>  1) not a daemon, provides only /usr/sbin/sendmail
>  2) delivers mail locally
>  3) [optional] delivers mail externally "sensibly", could possibly pick
>     up per-user preferences to do this.

If it's delivering mail externally, wouldn't it need to listen in order
to cope with the substantial number of mail servers that do callback
verification? Unless you just mean delivery to a smarthost configured to
accept without callbacks, of course.

(In general, though, I love this proposal.)

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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