[Mailman-Users] Managing lists as a non-root/Mailman user

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Apr 18 08:41:27 CEST 2007

At 6:54 PM -0700 4/17/07, Mark Sapiro wrote:

>>  In terms of running the command-line scripts, you really have no
>>  option -- they have to be run as root or the Mailman user,
>  Or a user in Mailman's group

If you're talking about a remote server, there is no guarantee that 
the same numeric group id number would be used for the same group on 
different systems, so even though a given user would appear to be in 
the correct group, that might still not work.

You'd have to ensure that the numeric group ids were identical on all 
possible places where these files might be accessed or modified -- 
otherwise you risk allowing others to access information that they 
shouldn't be able to see, and you risk legitimate access being 
inappropriately denied.

This is not a given in NFS server environments.

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