[Mailman-Users] SUID woes

Dave Stern - Former Rocket Scientist dave at umiacs.umd.edu
Thu Jul 22 18:25:43 CEST 2004

This is getting annoying. I know this is in the FAQ; perhaps someone can
explain it better (or at least differently than in the FAQ.)

I ultimately want apache to run with user and group nobody (60001:60001)
I have a mailman user (14999:14999). I've tried compiling mm2.1.5 with
most possible combinations of
      --with-mail-gid=YYY --with-cgi-gid=XXX
(where XXX and YYY are mailman and nobody and then tweaking user/group of

We are running smrsh so there's a link from /var/adm/sm.bin/mailman
Mailman user has sgid on his home and check_perms passes.

Connecting to the webpage, it takes a while but ultimately succeeds but logfile

  [ID 809163 kern.info] NOTICE: admin, uid 14999: setuid execution not allowed,

So what params *should* it be built with?


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  David Stern                                            University of Maryland
                 Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

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