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Re: Making root run fetchmail as a user?

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Andre Berger wrote:
> Though running as user mail, as Henrique suggested, is way more elegant.
> It would be a great idea to have a solution for ppp users "out of the
> box"...

There is one: /etc/fetchmailrc, and let it run as root. It is described in
the README.Debian, and a default ip-up script that will work even if you
have a ppp link and a local LAN is there as well.

It is NOT the optimal setup, though. It is a setup that won't fail in
misterious ways (it does produce cosmetic problems, such as a failure to
start fetchmail during bootup if you don't have a DNS resolver at that

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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