File ownership

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at
Thu Oct 2 09:49:55 IST 2003

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:57:21 +0100, you wrote:

>At 17:04 01/10/2003, you wrote:
>>In /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf I set the user and group to be smmsp
>>and restarted MS. Incoming email was put into /var/spool/ but the
>>owner was root, with group smmsp. The permissions on the inbound mail files
>>were 600 and mail just stacked up in the directory and was not delivered. I
>>am guessing that this is because MS could not read these files.
>>I changed MS.conf to set user to root and the mail was processed.
>>My question is, what controls how the inbound mail files get created

Yes, you should use the same user and group with MailScanner as you
configured in sendmail.

Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
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