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Sendmail 8.12.0 Released

Sep 10, 2001, 11:29 (6 Talkback[s])

Bojan Smojver writes:

Sendmail 8.12.0 has been released with focus on security and performance.

Apart from containing a fix for command line processing issue, which is also included in 8.11.6, it comes with default configuration as non set-user-ID root. This is one of the long awaited Sendmail features.

Performance improvments are due to:

  • a new I/O layer that provides buffered file I/O on all platforms.
  • the use of memory pools have helped remove memory leaks and sendmail now forks less in the SMTP server.
  • e-mails to multiple recipients can now be split into several envelopes to enable concurrent delivery, which can significantly reduce the delivery times for mailing lists or large aliases.
  • introduction of queue groups to allow control over the selection of queue directories and queue related policies, e.g., how often queues are run and how many processes are used to run queue groups.

Sendmail web site: http://www.sendmail.org
Sendmail 8.12.0 release notes: http://www.sendmail.org/8.12.0.html