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From:
Robert Millan
Date:
June 19, 2006 06:01
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] implement preforwarding
Message ID:
20060619125947.GA26864@khazad.dyndns.org
On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 03:15:37PM -0700, Ask Bjørn Hansen wrote:
> 
> 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).

Ok.  Not a big concern for me.  But I do hope that if this feature becomes more
popular in the future, you reconsider making it default.

-- 
Robert Millan

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