[clc-devel] CLC Build results

Victor victord at jafa.homeip.net
Sat Dec 6 17:16:47 UTC 2003


Per Liden wrote:
> Can't the existing "mail" group be used instead of "postdrop"?

No. Postfix already runs as user mail, which in group mail. Postdrop 
must be a group of which the user that postfix runs as is NOT a member.

 From INSTALL:

- Create a group "postdrop" with a group id that is not used by
   any other user account. Not even by the postfix user account.

I think this is done for security so only the setgid postdrop program 
can write. Since CRUX doesn't have a dedicated postfix user, using mail 
group is not wise according to install docs.




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