develooper Front page | perl.qpsmtpd | Postings from June 2006

Re: [PATCH] implement preforwarding

Thread Previous | Thread Next
June 18, 2006 15:15
Re: [PATCH] implement preforwarding
Message ID:

On Jun 18, 2006, at 11:25 AM, Robert Millan wrote:

>> Can you rewrite this to be a plugin?
> Yes.  But are you sure it's necessary to split it?  Given that  
> nothing happens
> unless users create ~/.preforward files, I'd say it's quite harmless.

Just to explain "the policy":

The trouble is that as soon as we put something like that in the core  
someone else would like some other way to look for the .preforward  
file and then someone would like it to use LDAP or SQL and soon  
enough we are patching the core left and right.

The reason qpsmtpd is, relatively, so popular is that you can "hack  
on it" by making simple plugins so we can have an extremely flexible  
system without having a big crufty core system.

We try to only add new things to the core that supports new plugins  
(like your patch).

  - ask


Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About