Re: userid for vmailer
On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 26, Jean Pierre LeJacq <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Any reason not to use the existing "mail" user?
> drwxrwsr-t 2 root mail 1024 giu 4 18:53 /var/spool/mail/
> -rwsr-sr-x 1 root mail 57536 mag 13 21:53 /usr/bin/procmail*
> The user vmailer runs as should not have access to other files than
> /var/spool/vmailer/ and (most important!) should not be used by other
How does it then place mail in the /var/spool/mail directories? It
needs to be at least in group mail.
> I think we should assign a static id in the 1-100 or 64000 range.
> (I don't really like much the idea of dynamic ids: I don't think
> we are going to be short of id numbers and they make NFS file sharing
> a PITA.)
I'm not sure I agree. I don't like the proliferation of user ids.
Doesn't smail currently uses "mail"? Couldn't we follow their model.