--On July 24, 2008 7:26:06 PM -0700 lyd mc <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Hi guys,

My maillog complain like this:

Jul 25 09:40:06 MAIL spamd[67623]: spamd: still running as root: user
not specified with -u, not found, or set to root, falling back to nobody

Jul 25 09:40:13 MAIL spamd[67623]: auto-whitelist: open of
auto-whitelist file failed: locker: safe_lock: cannot create tmp
lockfile /nonexistent/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock.MAIL.67623 for
/nonexistent/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock: No such file or directory

I google it and found out that i need to run spamd with '-u <user>' flag.

From BSD guide website spamd has a flag of  '-u qscand'. However,
there is no detail on how the qscand user has been created.

How to create a user for spamd correctly or securely? 

man (8) pw

pw useradd qscand -s /sbin/nologin

Paul Schmehl
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