dom at happygiraffe.net
Fri Jul 14 23:59:24 BST 2000
On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 09:48:48PM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> I'd argue that the same's true for sendmail (given m4 files) :-)
> But then, I prefer sendmail 'cos I know it, and I only know it
> because it's on most unix boxes (so I need to know it)...
I'd disagree. Have a look at the documentation on www.postfix.org for
the postfix configuration. Then have a look at
/usr/src/contrib/sendmail/cf/README. Sendmail's configuration is so
non-intuitive, even with the M4 process that Sendmail Inc. can make
money by selling tools to work around it. I personally find that most
of the sendmail options are confusingly named, too (what does
use_cw_file actually mean, anyway?). On top of that quite a few of
sendmail's configuration options don't mix well. Just look in
.../cf/m4/proto.m4 to see how your rules are modified by the various
options. They don't all do what you expect...
Although, as you say, it's already on most boxes, so one does have to
get to know it somewhat. :-(
Try Zope! http://www.zope.org/
 Rhetorical question, I know what it does, thank you.
 Guess who's just had to reverse engineer a sendmail.cf file to get a
.mc file from one that's been extensively modified. Yech. I have
lots of bile for this.
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