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Re: default MTA for sarge

On Wed, 16 Jul 2003 14:44:26 +0200, Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
>Then it does not "drops root privilages and runs as uid mail", it only
>temporarily switches UID (and like it can switch back so could an

IIRC exim re-execs itself to regain root privileges. The child treats
all data coming in from the parent as untrusted and proceeds to drop
its root privileges at the earliest possibility.


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