[Mailman-Users] Install Question

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Tue Jan 8 10:03:22 CET 2002

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002 22:56:51 -0800 
Dan Wilder <dan at ssc.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 12:45:30AM -0600, Tim Legg wrote:
>> FreeBSD 4.4, Postfix

>> I am preparing to install mailman-2.0.8 on my system according to
>> my INSTALL document.  In step 1, I was told to create user and
>> group mailman by modifying the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files.
>> Is it good enough to create these accounts/groups by placing them
>> alone on a single line, or should I fill in the other atributes?

> You'll probably have to fill all those fields in.

My preference:

  # adduser --in-group mailman mailman

Then edit /etc/shadow (if you're using shadow passwords, or
/etc/passwd and set the passwd to "*" while making sure that the
user's shell is something like /bin/flase, /dev/null, or similar.

J C Lawrence                
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