[nycbug-talk] meeting update. . .
george at sddi.net
Fri Oct 8 23:30:48 EDT 2004
On Oct 8, 2004, at 4:30 PM, matador-gtabug at matadorsplace.com wrote:
> Ha ! Ha ! Ha !
> As a user of qmail, I wish I could bring Dan Berstein to the forum as
> well. And let them duke it out.
> I'd pay to see that !
> Go qmail !
> Someone ask Mr. Allman why sendmail.cf is so long/crazy ?
(i have spent hours fighting through the cf file several years back,
and at no moment enjoyed it. sometimes you *have* to on specific
this has been adequately answered. . . . but you should hear Eric's
answers. . .
blunt and to the point. . .at USENIX, his answers were uncharacteristic
for a developer. . .
"i don't know, they don't let me touch the code anymore"
Self-deprecating and funny from someone, unlike DJB, whose mta *still*
pushes most of the mail on the internet, as it has for decades. . .
give me that over arrogance and software that hasn't progressed from
1.03 (or whatever qmail is at now). . .Eric is truly entertaining to
listen to, and his technical history is obviously brilliant.
I truly am looking forward to his talk on sender id and the ietf
debates. . .he has been in the trenches on this. . .
>> From :
> The sendmail.cf has long been renowned for sending system
> away fleeing in panic.
> Because sendmail has to read this file to find it's configuration every
> time it is invoked, the design of the file emphasizes easy computer
> parsing, rather than human sanity. So, it's not the easiest thing in
> world to read and understand. Just take a look at it on any system; it
> traditionally been described as looking like an explosion in a
> I don't want to get into mail wars, hehehe, sorry.
> Everyone have a great Columbus Day !
> We in Canada call it "Thanksgiving". You guys have that in November.
> --Matador (from GTABUG - Greater Toronto Area BSD Users Group)
>> Another bit about next week's meeting. . .
>> We will not only have Kirk speaking on BSD history, but also Eric
>> Allman, the creator of Sendmail, will be speaking about the sender id
>> More details will be available on the www site and the flier, which we
>> hope people will be able to distribute widely. . .
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