[Mimedefang] List troubles

Richard A Nelson cowboy at cavein.org
Fri Mar 31 15:01:42 EST 2006

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Kenneth Porter wrote:

> --On Friday, March 31, 2006 9:32 AM -0400 "Oliver Schulze L." 
> <oliver at samera.com.py> wrote:
>> Nice option to sendmail. I think it would be nice if sendmail can run as
>> a normal user, given the recent security issues.
> I hadn't really thought about it before, but sendmail probably doesn't do a 
> lot that requires root privilege. The LDA can be suid to access mailboxes, 
> and that leaves just the creation of the sub-1024 sockets.

there's a document on the sendmail site, and in Security or somesuch in
the distribution that talks about this...

It is fairly easy, but there some big pitfalls:
 	* Port 25
 	* .forward
 	* non suid LDA

Rick Nelson
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Then you'll be dead                     -- Life'll kill ya

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