[Mailman-Users] Sendmail permissions

Paul Tomblin ptomblin at xcski.com
Tue May 30 23:30:47 CEST 2000

Quoting Chuck D (chuckd at aphid.net):
> I am running sendmail as my MTA. Currently I have my mailman aliases in
> /etc/mail/mailman-aliases. This file has to be owned by root otherwise
> sendmail gives permission denied. I assume this is sendmail being
> paranoid rather than actually permission denied, because even if I
> change owners to mail or give world write permissions it still gives the
> error.
> What is the standard way of having a mail aliases file owned by a
> regular user (i.e. mailman)? Perhaps I need the DontBlameSendmail
> option? 

Don't know about recent sendmail versions, but under 8.8, all I had to do
was put the mailman user in the T class, and put the alias file in the
"O AliasFile" class.

Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at xcski.com>, not speaking for anybody
"If Bill Gates had a dime for every time a Windows box crashed...
.... Oh, wait a minute, he already does."

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