links for 2011-02-11

  • With regard to Sendmail's design decisions, Eric said that some turned out to be right, some were wrong, and some were right at the time but are wrong now. One criticism that has been made is that Sendmail is an overly general solution; it can route and rewrite messages in ways which are generally unneeded in these days of Internet monoculture. Eric defended that generality by saying that the world was in great flux when Sendmail was designed; there was no way to really know how things were going to turn out. And, he said, he would do it again: "the world is still ugly."
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