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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 
| >work.
| 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	   kf8nh@kf8nh.ampr.org		 bsa@kf8nh.wariat.org
"MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years
of careful development."  ---dmeggins@aix1.uottawa.ca

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