mail filter in python?
phd at phd.russ.ru
Mon Feb 7 17:49:46 CET 2000
On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Gerrit Holl wrote:
> File locking isn't hard to implement, what kind of security checks do you
There are number, look procmail's manpage for options -p, -f, -o, -m.
For portability - option -Y...
> mean? Python is portable so that's not a problem.
Python is portable, but locking is certainly not :(
> > It would be hard to reimplement all that from scratch :(
> I don't think so. Security is not an issue, the command runs under the
> right uid.
Wrong assumption Number One! :) Sometimes procmail can be run under
different uid - due to installation requirements or just due to bugs in
mailer (MTA) and/or mailer's config.
Procmail can be installed set-uid root - look option "-d".
What about all procmail's knowledge of SMTP? Procmail certainly does a
good job of delivering, bouncing and error reporting. Again, I say: it
would be hard to reimplement without a lot of work and testing.
Oleg Broytmann Foundation for Effective Policies phd at phd.russ.ru
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