Reasons behind defaulting atd and sendmail
mike at cchtml.com
Fri Sep 5 06:21:40 UTC 2008
Are there any legitimate reasons why the "atd" and "sendmail" services
are enabled by default? A "default" install is for a desktop and they
are quite useless in that regard.
Sendmail only stores the logwatch output, which actually accumulates
after a period of time because no normal desktop user reads the mail. It
could possibly fill up a hard drive on a small drive, such as a eeePC
4gb system. I realize we all have terrabyte hard drives now and logwatch
is only kilobytes in size, but it's still garbage. Don't get me wrong, I
use logwatch mail on Fedora server installs, but for a desktop user...
who never reads it...
As for 'at' well... do *normal* Fedora users have any benefit from this
starting up? I realize there is a gnome-schedule utility, but it is not
installed by default.
I'm not trying to start a flamewar. I am just curious.
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