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Re: special mail delivery group



On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 11:07:19AM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> I believe that it would be good to have a designated GID for use in mail 
> delivery programs.
> 
> It seems that some programs have hard-coded GID numbers in their code (such as 
> mailman).  So the current situation is that you may have to change the GID 
> used by your mail server, and if you have two such programs compiled with 
> different GID's then you have to recompile one of them (or write a SETGID 
> wrapper).
> 
> Having a designated default GID for mail delivery processes would solve this.

Maybe I did not fully understand what you mean, but what about

kurth@debian:~$ cat /etc/group|grep mail
mail:x:8:
kurth@debian:~

Greetings,
Oliver
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debian/rules                                       http://zork.net/~nick/srom/

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