[clc-devel] CLC Build results

Per Liden per at fukt.bth.se
Sat Dec 6 20:08:30 UTC 2003


On Sat, 6 Dec 2003, Victor wrote:

> 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.

I see, thanks.

/Per



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