[Python-bugs-list] [Bug #114235] error in getgid()?
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 14:45:21 -0700
Bug #114235, was updated on 2000-Sep-12 00:33
Here is a current snapshot of the bug.
Bug Group: None
Summary: error in getgid()?
Details: I have been trying to get mailman (http://www.list.org/)running properly on my linux server (redhat 6.2) with some success.
Mailman has the ability to recognise virtual domains so that only those lists pertaining to the domain you are looking at is displayed.
There is one slight error. When the mailman program runs it checks the gid of the process that called it to ensure some security. This works fine when the domain is set to the server *real* FQDN, but *not* if it is a virtual domain. If I set the email address to the virtual domain I get a gid of 65534 (maximum for the machine). See https://sourceforge.net/bugs/?func=detailbug&bug_id=111347&group_id=103 for more details on this bug.
I logged the error with the mailman project here on SF, but they said it was probably a sendmail issue. I have looked at the code and it makes a "getgid()" call to python - so following the chain back the next stop is with python.
I don't know much about the language, but is python trying to check for the gid of the process under the virtual domain and not the real one? Or is this really a sendmail issue?
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