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.