[Mimedefang] Problem with permissions

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Sep 10 06:53:40 EDT 2008

Bill Maidment wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Sep 2008 19:58:29 -0500 (CDT), asbaeza wrote
>> MIMEDefang directory must have 755 perms

> I think not, but anyway even with 755 it fails the same way.

Bill is right; 700 on MIMEDefang should work fine because the Sendmail
SMTP daemon runs as root.

Wild guess... could the permissions on "/" be wrong?  What's the output

ls -ld / /var /var/spool /var/spool/MIMEDefang /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock

If those look OK, then probably Sendmail is deciding to drop root privileges
for some reason... are you using any Sendmail options that could cause that?



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