[Mimedefang] Is it neccessary to 'Secure' the defang user?

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Apr 30 14:48:01 EDT 2003

On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, Rich Stanton wrote:

> This question is a bit more of a 'general' linux question, but it does
> relate to MIMEdefang so I thought I'd ask it here!  MIMEdefang runs as the
> defang user - when I created this user I didn't put a password in for the
> user.

You want to lock that down quickly.  Check your distribution's documentation
to find out how to lock out an account (that is, make it impossible to log
in no matter what password is typed.)  It usually involves putting a "*"
in the encrypted password field in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow.


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