[Mailman-Users] Integrating mailman with Sendmail
brad at shub-internet.org
Thu May 1 18:07:38 CEST 2008
Dragon quoted me:
>> Neither sudo nor a plain "su" need to have a shell for the user. All
>> you're changing is your effective UID (EUID), but the rest of your
>> environment comes from your real UID that you used to log in with.
> ---------------- End original message. ---------------------
> Hmm... maybe on some flavors of *nix, but on my server, if there is no
> shell set for a user, you can't sudo or su to that user ID. At least not
> while I am logged in under my account.
Hmm. On all the OSes I have experience with, you only need a shell for the
user in question if you're doing an "su -", which would set up everything
exactly as if you had logged in as that user from the login screen.
> As I stated in my earlier reply, I do have my account set up as part of
> the mailman group. I can run mailman scripts with no problem without
> having to sudo to anything else.
And you can always run them as root, too.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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