[Mimedefang] Mimedefang 2.31 - startup errors

Albert E. Whale, CISSP aewhale at ABS-CompTech.com
Fri Apr 18 16:00:00 EDT 2003

Jim McCullars wrote:

>On Fri, 18 Apr 2003, Albert E. Whale, CISSP wrote:
>>I am getting the following startup errors on a Solaris 5.7 Server,
>>Sendmail 8.12.9, Perl 5.6.1, and MIMEDefang 2.31.  Can someone please
>>help me determine what these messages are trying to tell me?
>>Apr 18 14:46:51 ns1 sendmail[19705]: h3IIkpsC019705: Milter (mimedefang): local
>>socket name /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe
>   What are the permissions on /var, /var/spool, and
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Thanks for the reply.  I was going through the past emails, and found 
NOTHING that helped.  Heck I had safe permissions on /var /var/spool/ 
/var/spool/MIMEDefang /usr /usr/bin /usr/sbin (I had to update that 
one).  Nothing seemed to work.

I think that I found it though.  I was re-reading through the 
Configuration File, and stumbled upon the Status file.

Check the Permissions on the Status file (in my case it was 
/var/log/mimedefang/status), and make sure that the owner is defang, and 
permissions are at least 755 or better.

Everything it running well now.  Hope that this answer solves someone 
else's issues later on.

Have a Happy Easter.

Albert E. Whale, CISSP
ABS Computer Technology, Inc. - ESM, Computer & Networking Specialists
Sr. Security, Network, and Systems Consultant
Founding Board of Directors of Pittsburgh FBI - InfraGard

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