[linux-elitists] WashPost article (was Re: sobig.f: Microsoft Windows virus, not computer virus)
Mon Aug 25 12:03:33 PDT 2003
Nick Moffitt wrote:
> I had someone mail me recently asking for help with sendmail.
> *SENDMAIL* for krissakes! Some people still have to learn the lessons
> of the EIGHTIES, let alone today's network problems.
Agreed. And some may be doomed to learn them again and again. There are
probably many people still out there with telnet and ftp ports open
"just because they haven't been bitten YET."
Postfix really is a nice, simple, MORE secure replacement for sendmail.
However, one of the problems with such things is that many folks have a
significant amount of time invested in TRYING to master the black art
sendmail. It is really difficult to just throw away that investment and
start with something new, particularly if you have what some might
consider a complex domain setup. It is well worth the small amount of
effort to make the switch but that is not always easy to see.
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