[Mimedefang] Using TMPFS

Mary Verge DeSisto mverge at epnet.com
Wed Apr 9 16:24:07 EDT 2003

>> 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


That was easier than I thought.  Just had to stop MIMEDefang,
mount -F tmpfs swap /var/spool/MIMEDefang, restarted MIMEdefang.


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