On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> just use a secure MTA like qmail. If you take a close look at smap you will
> see that it realy doesnt do very much at all.
Sounds good to me. Sounds exactly like the kind of philosophy that
firewall tools should adhere to.
> It is not very restrictive on
> the addresses and passes a lot of insane data... I dont think it is much
I don't agree. It prevents an external user connecting to a process that
has the run of the system, and often with root privaledges. smap is a
nice simple process running without root. It's dumb yes - but that's its
strength. Reads the mail, drops it into a file, and that's all. Sounds
perfect. The address parsing etc can be taken care of later by sendmail,
after smapd has passed the mail onto it.
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