A few questions for everyone
In your message of Tue, 15 Feb 1994 02:56:00 PST, you write:
| >/var/spool/mail should be mode 1777 root.mail. (Note the sticky bit.) This
| >is the recommended permission for RMAIL (or at least it was in Emacs 18) to
| This is false. /var/spool/mail should be 2775 (or perhaps 0775) and
| group owner mail. Anything that needs to access (lock) mailboxes
| needs to be sgid mail.
Well, there's what RMS recommends and what everyone else recommends. I know
of several attacks myself, but I also remember a sizeable flamewar when RMS
"defended" his choice against all comers...
MH "inc" is sgid mail and suid root (the latter for RPOP). I did find and fix
a bug in the interaction of the two options.
Brandon S. Allbery firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
"MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years
of careful development." ---firstname.lastname@example.org