[Mailman-Users] Install Question
mail_man at pc047113.stuorg.iastate.edu
Tue Jan 8 21:40:27 CET 2002
On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, J C Lawrence wrote:
> 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.
Is there any reason the password must be a "*"? It seams that this could
be a security risk. Couldn't anybody just login as mailman and know that
the password is "*" and do all kinds of mean things?
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