Default-installed MTA (was Re: MTA virtual provides craziness)

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon May 20 23:05:03 UTC 2013


Le lundi 20 mai 2013 à 17:01 -0600, Kevin Fenzi a écrit :
> On Mon, 20 May 2013 15:55:24 -0700
> Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2013-05-20 at 21:27 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> > 
> > > > if a disk dies it is nice to have it in syslog but
> > > > it is useless if you see it days later while a mail
> > > > from crond is more or less real time
> > > 
> > > You still have to configure all of that and whether a MTA is
> > > installed automatically or not doesn't really make it work out of
> > > the box.
> > 
> > For basic local delivery, configuration is not required. Mail to root,
> > any default aliases of root, and any existing local user is delivered
> > with sendmail's OOTB configuration, to /var/spool/mail where you can
> > read it.
> 
> Sure, but do many users do? Or does it sit there until the end of time? 

I think it may not be rotated, so in the long run, with enough verbose
cronjob, you will fill your hard drive.

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Michael Scherer



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