[Mimedefang] error

Rob MacGregor rob.macgregor at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 04:06:56 EST 2008

On Jan 3, 2008 7:33 AM, vinita batra <batra.vinita at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> i have added following line in sendmail.mc file
> INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`mimedefang',
> `S=unix:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock, F=T, T=S:5m;R:5m;E:10m')
> i have adde this line just before
> MAILER(smtp)dnl in sendmail.mc file
> when i run make command i get no error
> but when i start the sendmail service i get following error
> Starting sendmail: 451 4.0.0 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 1689:
> Xmimedefang: local socket name /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock
> unsafe: Permission denied
> Please tell me why this permission error is generated and how to
> resolve this problem.

Google returns a number of relevant hits ;)

The usual problem is one of:

1) You didn't start MIMEDefang
2) The permissions in the directory tree are incorrect

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Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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