[mythtv-users] Needed services

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Oct 19 20:28:26 UTC 2007

On Oct 19, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Some distros even start up an MTA, really handy for a spammer who gets
> into the box.

Well, you have to have *some* kind of MTA running if you're going to  
get local system mail.  A lot of distributions have nightly jobs that  
email stuff to root.

If a spammer gets into the box, whether or not it has an MTA pre- 
installed isn't going to affect things much.  It's not like there's a  
shortage of purpose-built spam sending software.  Much of the spam I  
get is from software that's clearly just spewing pre-scripted SMTP  
commands, not "real" MTAs.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list