MIR was decommissioned in spring, 2005 after 4 years of varied service.
MIR’s services were migrated to new machines as follows:
MIR is no longer acting as a mail exchanger for earlham.edu e-mail.
After bringing up BARIS as a mail exchanger with MIMEDefang and other sendmail filtering capabilities, we have disabled this capability on MIR. MIR has never been able to properly use the milter features of sendmail to allow us to use MIMEDefang or other filters for decreasing spam. This is due primarily to the difficulty of building a good RPM package for a milter-enabled sendmail on MIR. Since BARIS is the same architecture and operating system and KE, building the appropriate sendmail package has been quite easy.
I downloaded and installed Sendmail RPMs from RedHat's support site. I installed the base, cf, and doc packages. Everything's fine.
I upgraded Sendmail on MIR to take care of CERT Advisory 2003-07.
I used RH6.2 RPMS from RedHat support. The one oddity about this is that this removes support for SMTP AUTH on MIR. This should not be a big deal, since this is primarily a high order mail exchanger and not a system where we expect people to point their mail clients in sending mail.
Note: I have to edit /usr/lib/sendmail-cf/cf/Makefile to change CFDIR to an absolute pathname in order to get the rcs.mgr install script to work properly.