[TUHS] Cool talk on Unix and Sendmail history, by Eric Allman

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Jul 23 06:52:33 AEST 2023

On Sat, 22 Jul 2023, Rich Salz wrote:

> (Compare to procmail, where the quote was "seen the source? Gaah, my 
> eyes are melting.")

The Procmail source is so bad that even the author has abandoned it; it's
likely to be riddled with security holes too, so you'd be nuts to use it.

> I enjoyed watching this, thanks. I agree with the other comment "what, 
> nothing about security?" Sendmail did enable the first Internet worm :)

Like C, Sendmail was not really designed with secure coding in mind.

-- Dave

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