[Mimedefang] Using TMPFS

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Apr 9 15:15:01 EDT 2003

On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Mary Verge DeSisto wrote:

> I created a link for /var/spool/MIMEDefang to /tmp to use tmpfs on
> my busy solaris server.  I get "local socket name
> /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe" in my logs.  I assume
> that is because of permissions on /tmp.

Yes, probably.

> Is there a way to get around this without removing permissions on /tmp.

There's probably a DontBlameSendmail configuration file setting you can
use, but I think that it is:

> better to just mount the spool directory tmpfs instead?

as you wrote.  Otherwise, if a malicious user beats you to creating a
socket called mimedefang.sock, he/she can do nasty things to your



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