[Mailman-Users] permissions / security
hypnose at t-online.de
Sun Jan 16 15:04:29 CET 2000
I´m new to mailman and the list. Greetings from Germany.
System: linux, 2.0.36, I586. popper/sendmail.
Test-installation (mailman-1.1) went all right after I did the following:
Created group mailman.
Created user mailman, group *users*.
mailman_tar.gz was done chown mailman chgrp mailman.
(If tar.gz is not chown/chgrp, permissions get confused on my linux.
Tried several installs, none went all right unless I changed owner and
group to "mailman".)
./configure --> /home/mailman
Result is that all files in /home/mailman are owner mailman group mailman.
Lists are created with directories and files
--> either owner mail group mailman or owner mailman group mailman.
After using the little pipermail-patch on apatche, mailman seems to run
without any problems.
Yet, as I *allways* get confused with permissions and suid-bits, here my
for the definite install on my server:
1. Should user mailman be group mailman or goup users ?
Any dangers in the s-bits if group users ?
2. How can I create private lists ? Change owner or some other way ?
If you have any other comment on my way-of-install, please feel free to shout.
Security is a *main* issue on my system.
Anyways, this is a nice piece of software. And the web-based conf is terrific.
:) have a nice day - alles Gute - :)
Guenter Wessling (hypnose at t-online.de)
- Westfalian Society of Hypnosis -
- Westfaelische Gesellschaft fuer Hypnose -
48165 Muenster, Germany
fax: 0049 (0)2501 27273
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