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Re: userid for vmailer

On Aug 27, Jean Pierre LeJacq <jplejacq@quoininc.com> wrote:

 >> 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
 >> programs.
 >How does it then place mail in the /var/spool/mail directories?  It
The local delivery process changes its UID to the recipient's one.

 >I'm not sure I agree.  I don't like the proliferation of user ids.
Nor do I, but I think here we have a good security reason to add another
user id.
 >Doesn't smail currently uses "mail"?  Couldn't we follow their model.
Then smail is wrong.


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