[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Permissions of /var/spool/mail

On Mon, Nov 23, 1998 at 14:45:59 +0100, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> A collegue of mine found out that the /var/spool/mail permission on a Debian 
> system are non-standard:
> drwxrwsr-t   2 root     mail         1024 Nov 23 14:23 mail 

> Is there any reason for this?

This is per the relevant part of Debian policy; see

Doesn't o+w on /var/spool/mail mean that arbitrary programs can create
lockfiles? (which could be used as a denial of service attack)

> He complains, that imapd cannot create lock files.

Which imapd? The imapd in imap_4.4-4 is setgid mail, so it shouldn't have
probelems creating lockfiles.

Tevens ben ik van mening dat Nederland overdekt dient te worden.

Reply to: