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Re: Bug#92981: uw-imapd-ssl: can't use maildir format with uw-imap (fwd)

On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:

> i would like to know why policy even suggests mailspools have 660
> user.mail permissions, postfix being a sane mailer sets permissions to
> 600 user.mail.  making mailspools writable by group mail does nothing
> but make a gid=mail exploit disasterous where it would ordinarily be
> rather boring.  (especially if you change /var/mail permissions to
> 3775)

In bug #24772 against debian-policy, Herbert Xu asked the same thing.  He
also asked for a rationale for the current policy.  The amendment was
rejected and no rationale was given afaict.

So Policy Gods, please enlighten us!

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

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