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just thought y'all might be interested in this thread...
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Subject: Re: Alternatives to Sendmail?
In-Reply-To: Your message of Fri, 5 Nov 1993 16:01:22 -0500 (EST)
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1993 17:09:52 -0800
From: Brent Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bennett Todd <email@example.com> writes:
# I've looked over the alternative Mail Transport Agents I could find;
# it looks like the full-featured choices are basically smail and
# Zmailer; and it looks like smail is too successful in trying to do
# everything sendmail does, and so is just as big, monolithic, and
# complex. So is Zmailer really the MTA of choice? Here are my goals:
# - I want robust, correct, efficient handling of email in a
# strictly SMTP/RFC-822 world.
# - I want to leave the fatal-security-bug-of-the-week club.
# - I want enough configuration flexibility to be able to ask
# the firewall machine to (e.g.) trap all messages with ``|''
# in any header, and pull 'em aside for human inspection.
# Anybody have any strong feelings about Zmailer? Are there any other
# good bets I'm overlooking?
I know little about the relative merits of Zmailer versus Sendmail,
but I was told by the manager of one very large site that runs Zmailer
(who is on this list; perhaps he will come forth and elaborate) that
the version of Zmailer they were running (which I believe he said was
the current version) suffered from essentially the same security bug
as we've been discussing in Sendmail, despite the fact that they were
developed completely independently.
Brent Chapman Great Circle Associates
Brent@GreatCircle.COM 1057 West Dana Street
+1 415 962 0841 Mountain View, CA 94041
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