[svlug] another sendmail question
raffi at linwin.com
Tue Jun 6 12:48:46 PDT 2000
On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Gordon Vrololjak wrote:
> I've been reading over the sendmail discussion for Robert, and I've got a
> problem with sendmail too. I got some useful information to solve some
> of it, but I am still getting about thirty messages a day from sendmail
> to root complaining:
> Jun 4 00:00:01 wilfred sendmail: AAA20009: forward
> /root/.forward.wilfred: Group writable directory Jun 4 00:00:01 wilfred
> sendmail: AAA20009: forward /root/.forward:
> Group writable directory
> The alias is defined as:
> emlstaff: ":include:/etc/mail/lists/emlstaff"
> in /etc/aliases. The emlstaff has five people listed as:
> \vrdoljak at uclink.berkeley.edu
> \klm at uclink4.berkeley.edu
> \jerylin at uclink4.berkeley.edu
> \jubu at uclink4.berkeley.edu
> \tmr at uclink4.berkeley.edu
> The alias works, but I really don't like all the messages from
> sendmail. Root is not listed on the alias, and /root has the following
> drwxrwsr-x 21 root root 1024 Jun 6 08:24 root
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ what'z that?
I would never run any Unix box where /root is readble by anybody but root.
chmod 700 /root
and chmod 600 /root/.forward
I'm not in favour of .forward for root. It's better to alias root to
sysadmin or such in /etc/aliases.
> Anyone can point out where sendmail is having a hang up and complaining
> about a non-existent /root/.forward file?
> Thank you.
> Gordon Ante Vrdoljak Electron Microscope Lab
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