On 2007-08-22, at 1534, Bob wrote:


Many of us use either qmail-scanner-queue or simscan via patched qmail ahead of vpopmail. If, as is good prcatice, we allow the scanner to run under its own user ID, vchkpw will fail because instead of running as user "vchkpw" it is running as the scanner user which doesn't have access to the password files. I would like to suggest that in the make install, the permission for vchkpw be set to 4711 so that it will always execute as the vchkpw user. Doing this will eliminate a bit of extra work when upgrading and will stop the large number of user questions when they do their qmail installs.

i've been doing this for several years.

and for those who run into this issue, at least with simscan, i refer you to this page which explains the problem and how to work around it:

        http://qmail.jms1.net/simscan/troubleshooting.shtml

i also think the install procedure for simscan needs to be changed a bit, but that probably belongs on the simscan mailing list.

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