first time Fedora for me, any tips?
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 25 05:06:25 UTC 2005
STYMA, ROBERT E (ROBERT) wrote:
>>I would agree that it doesn't seem to serve a purpose for user in that
>>instance but perhaps op turns it off at your suggestion and
>>with stuff later down the road and forgets that somebody told them to
>>shut off sendmail service. It would make more sense to me to put an
>>alias for root: myemailaddress at mymailprovider.tld and at
>>least, op would
>>likely get root emails and it's less trouble explaining how to do it.
>>You might shut off sendmail on your machines - it is your perogative.
>>When you suggest that to a newbie - you are effectively
>>saying that you
>>know better than Red Hat - I'm not convinced that you do.
> My concern with sendmail is that an incorrectly configured sendmail
> can be worse than no sendmail at all. A new Linux user is deciding if
> he likes Linux better than windows, I do not believe configuring
> sendmail will enhance his enjoyment of Linux. You do need sendmail
> running to receive mail from root cron jobs an to send mail with the
> mail(1) command. So there is use in leaving sendmail on.
As shipped, sendmail will send only messages sent from the localhost
only. There should be no need to change the configuration for sendmail
for a single computer system. If changes are needed to support a local
network, there are sources on the Internet that can provide this
With assistance, Now running 2.6.11rc4, Software Suspend 2
and ibm-acpi .1
Need a home for my .rpm
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