[Mailman-Users] 2 initial config problems SOLVED

FH fhouston at usa.net
Wed Mar 2 18:45:18 CET 2005

------ Original Message ------
Received: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 08:47:27 PM EST
From: Todd <Freedom_Lover at pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] 2 initial config problems (virtual hosts

> Unfortunately, check_perms won't catch the permission problem with the
> alias database file(s).  You want aliases.dir and aliases.pag to be
> group writable.  All the alias files should be owned by mailman and be
> in group mailman.  Then postalias should work and you'll be able to
> create lists from the web.


------ Original Message ------
Received: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 03:51:08 PM EST
From: Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] 2 initial config problems (virtual

> Mailman's security and permissions are based on the group. You will
> note that both the mailman/ and mailman/data directories are group
> "rws" group mailman, so the scripts which are running under group
> 'mailman' as set by the cgi-bin wrapper can do their things OK, but it
> seems that Postfix's postalias command wants the executing user (not
> group) to own the aliases file.

Thanks for the help everyone I seem to be in business now.  Both problems were
related to the group ownership/permissions of the alias files.  I never did
find out how/why aliases kept reverting back to root.  It doesn't seem to be
happening now but I'll keep an eye on it.

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