[Mailman-Users] Extremely High Membership lists

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Thu Jun 29 17:11:04 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nigel Metheringham [mailto:Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 2:00 AM
> To: Chuq Von Rospach
> Cc: J C Lawrence; Derek Simkowiak; Gary Wilson; 
> mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Extremely High Membership lists 
> Exim has the severe disadvantage that it runs setuid root and 
> is a big 
> lump of code.  It has the advantage of sendmail that it was written 
> later and in a consistant style which should protect it 
> against buffer 
> overruns.  Downside is that it has not had as much testing as 
> sendmail 
> in the wild, neither has it been formally audited to my 
> knowledge. 

Hmm, OpenBSD ships with sendmail, so it's certainly possible to secure it.
My understanding was that the OpenBSD people have done a complete security
audit on all of their code, but I'm not sure that this includes Sendmail.

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