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Re: Fixing report-emacs-bug

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Fixing report-emacs-bug
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 11:38:59 +0900

David Reitter <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Just like on a GNU/Linux system with postfix shut down (is that so?
>>> can't check this lacking root access on our systems.)
>> Could be, but that doesn't make the behavior correct on Mac OS X.
> Well, it's probably not good behavior on any system.
> 1. This occurs in Postfix, which is not proprietary software.
> 3. This will occur in any GNU/Linux system where the administrator  
> has stopped the postfix daemon, which may be a reasonable thing to do  
> when locking down a system.

As far as I can see there's nothing wrong with postfix.

If you use postfix's sendmail to send a message while the postfix
daemons are not running, it will get queued and sent as soon as you
restart postfix.

If you _never_ intend to start the postfix daemons, you shouldn't have
postfix installed at all; then you won't be fooled by postfix's version
of sendmail (which understandably expects that you will occasionally
have postfix running!).

If OS-X has postfix installed but doesn't start it by default, that's
just sort of stupid; complain to Apple.

[I'm not sure why they don't want to run it though -- postfix has a
reputation as being very secure.]

Run away!  Run away!

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