[Mailman-Users] aliases assistant
diana.huang at majitek.com
Thu Jun 16 02:48:38 CEST 2005
Thanks all, you guys really give me some hints on my problem. Let me show
you permission of the script and the commands the script executes.
> I agree with Mark, it could permission problems either with the script
> or with the commands the script executes.
> I sometimes get fooled by the misconception "root can do anything" too,
> but in fact it can't, permissions are still checked. The most common
> example of this is a file whose permissions are granted only to a
> non-root owner. Root is denied in this case. However root can su to that
> owner and then perform the operation.
> Also, the complete absence of execute permission is not something root
> can compensate for.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 81 Jun 7 12:41
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 47988 Oct 30 2003 /bin/cp
-rw-rw---- 1 mailman mailman 1110 Jun 15 15:11
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 685 Jun 7 13:42 /etc/mailman.aliases
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 Apr 7 2003
/usr/bin/newaliases -> /etc/alternatives/mta-newaliases
I create a mailman user, which is in the mailman group. The mailman group
only has a mailman user.
I suppose the problems are caused by:
1. user mailman has no execute permission to run
/usr/local/sbin/mailman.aliases (causes "command not found")
2. user root has no read permission to see /usr/local/mailman/data/aliases
(causes "status: 1, Operation not permitted")
Am I right?
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