[Mimedefang] local socket name/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe

Mark Emerle emerle at vdata.com
Tue Nov 11 16:44:47 EST 2003

I have seen this error before and this is coming from sendmail. One of the
follwing directories must be group writable, which sendmail does not like


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Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 3:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] local socket
name/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Wimprine, Thomas wrote:

> I'm having a problem with mimedefang getting this error  "local socket
> /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe".

   Are you sure that's MIMEDefang generating that error?  It looks like a
sendmail error.  It probably wants for root to own /var and /var/spool and
not have any group write permission.  Your defang user needs to own only



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