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Re: userid for vmailer

> On Aug 26, Jean Pierre LeJacq <jplejacq@quoininc.com> wrote:
>  >Any reason not to use the existing "mail" user?
> Yes:
> 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
> programs.
> 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.)

NFS file sharing a mail spool is normally a very bad idea.  Unless vmailer is 
explicitly intended to do this, I don't see any reason to use a static UID.

Cheers, Phil.

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