F20 - Unintended consequences of no default MTA - How best to fix
metherid at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 18:28:41 UTC 2013
On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Lars E. Pettersson wrote:
> On 12/31/2013 06:27 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> That seems to be made up. "ordinary users" are not reading mails send
>> to root or carefully reading /var/log/messages and to the extend any
>> user is wanting to go through logs, they will find the features of
>> integrated tools like journalctl much much more useful than raw grepping.
> "Made up"? No. Rahul, "ordinary users" do read mail, and if they easily
> can find out how to use journalctl, they could equally easily find out how
> to get root mail sent to their own local mail spool
I don't buy into this argument at all. For one, there are graphical log
utilities that a regular user would be a lot more comfortable and then root
mail is mostly useless for a regular user. If you think a regular user is
spending time reading mails from root or reading /var/log/messages, you got
a definition of "normal user" that doesn't look anything close to
realistic. Anyone who is interested enough in reading root mails in a
Fedora box should be more than capable of installing an MTA.
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