On Monday 27 September 2004 03:46 pm, Itamar Reis Peixoto wrote: > what´s the best user/group to run qmail-smtpd ? > > qmaild / nofiles ?
the idea behind using qmaild / nofiles as the user/group to run qmail-smtpd as is the fact that on a given system, the qmaild user and the nofiles group should not have permission to write ANY files (other than in /tmp of course) and therefore any security problems that may occur with qmail-smtpd will be very limited in damage. you, however, can run qmail-smtpd as whatever user you'd like. And, for the purists out there, if you do intend to change the user you run qmail-smtpd as, you should also change it in the conf-users file so qmail-queue's "invoked by network" functionality will work, instead of just showing the UID of the user you're running qmail-smtpd as. -Jeremy -- Jeremy Kitchen ++ Systems Administrator ++ Inter7 Internet Technologies, Inc. [EMAIL PROTECTED] ++ www.inter7.com ++ 866.528.3530 ++ 815.776.9465 int'l kitchen @ #qmail #gentoo on EFnet ++ scriptkitchen.com/qmail GnuPG Key ID: 481BF7E2 ++ scriptkitchen.com/kitchen.asc
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