[Mimedefang] How to run sendmail if sendmail.pid and mimedefang.sock are owned by defang?

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Jul 18 07:42:00 EDT 2002

On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Denis A Ustimenko wrote:

> I'am trying to run mimedefand with not priveleged UID "defang" but
> if I do that sendmail complains that /var/spool/MIMEDefang is not
> owned by root. How do I get through?

Why does Sendmail care about the ownership of /var/spool/MIMEDefang?
How exactly are you invoking it?  And why is sendmail.pid owned by

Remember, you have to start your Sendmail daemon as root.  It's
mimedefang/mimedefang-multiplexor that run as "defang".


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