F20 - Unintended consequences of no default MTA - How best to fix

Rahul Sundaram 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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