Christopher Chan wrote:
what user privileges are you running qmail-smtpd with? May it cannot read vpopmail owned files? Did you do your testing as root and not under the same user id set in the run file for qmail-smtpd?
I think this is the right line of inquiry, but I don't know why what I've already tried hasn't worked. Part of the problem is that chkuser is not writing log files, so diagnosis is hindered. Summary: - When I test qmail-smtpd manually (from the command line) as root, chkuser rejects bad addresses. - When I run qmail-smtpd via tcpserver as UID qmaild, chkuser doesn't reject bad addresses -- regardless of the setting for CHKUSER_ENABLE_UIDGID - When I run qmail-smtpd via tcpserver as UID vpopmail, chkuser doesn't reject bad addresses Initially, my /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-smtpd/run script executed qmail-smtpd as UID qmaild, because that is what the LWQ docs recommend -- see section 188.8.131.52, "the supervise scripts", here: http://lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#start-qmail First I tried recompiling qmail+chkuser with the CHKUSER_ENABLE_UIDGID switch enabled. qmail-smtpd ran fine but chkuser would not reject bad addresses. Then I commented out CHKUSER_ENABLE_UIDGID, recompiled qmail again, and changed the qmail-smtpd/run script to run qmail-smtpd as UID vpopmail. chkuser still does not reject bad addresses. Here is the qmail-smtpd invocation from qmail-smtpd/run: exec /usr/local/bin/softlimit -m 25165824 \ /usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -R -l "$LOCAL" \ -x /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb \ -c "$MAXSMTPD" \ -u "$VPOPMAILUID" -g "$VPOPMAILGID" 0 smtp \ /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd 2>&1 The two problems currently are: 1- chkuser does not reject any mail received by qmail 2- chkuser does not write to the mail log It is as if chkuser is not compiled in at all -- but it is, as a command-line test reveals. -- matt. !DSPAM:474adf4332001485811167!