On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 10:37:36AM +0300, Radu MOLNAR wrote:
> yes, i'm using pine from ports
> 
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> Radu Molnar
> Babes-Bolyai Comunication Center
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> On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 09:58:31AM +0300, Radu MOLNAR wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello list
> > >
> > > pine gives me this message:
> > > [Folder vulnerable - directory /var/mail must have 1777 protection]
> > > why?
> > >
> > > ls -l in my home dir:
> > > drwx------   2 taipan  wheel       512 Apr 15 09:26 mail
> > >
> > > an ls -l in /var/mail:
> > > -rw-------  1 taipan  wheel  11089 Apr 16 09:52 taipan
> > >
> > > is this serious?
> >
> > I believe the error message is wrong on FreeBSD, and it should not be
> > there if you use the FreeBSD port.

You didn't ls -ld /var/mail; mode 1777 should not be needed on
FreeBSD, but perhaps you have incorrect permissions still.  Or, the
pine port could just be wrong (maybe I'm mis-remembering that the
warning was removed, or maybe it came back).

Kris

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