[CentOS] How to configure sendmail

Tue Dec 4 00:21:09 UTC 2012
Gé Weijers <ge at weijers.org>

On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Whilst bowing in due deference to people who've been using *nix/Linux
> since it required a piece of string, two tin cans & coven in order to
> achieve results, I was under the impression that nowadays, unless you
> actually need some functionality that sendmail has & nothing else
> possesses, the received wisdom for novices when setting up all things
> mail was using postfix in its place.

That would be uucp (equivalent to string), a Telebit Trailblazer modem (=
can), and a severely modified version of a UCB sendmail config file to make
sure that non-local traffic ended up at a host running 'pathalias' [1], to
prevent it from making a major detour (= dark magic).

Gé  (mcvax!hobbit!ge)

[1] http://www.uucp.org/papers/pathalias.pdf