Re: Postfix permissions error.

From: Michael Tokarev (no email)
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 21:45:01 EDT

Richard Garand wrote:
> On October 27, 2001 02:02 pm, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> > Postfix doesn't lie. What are the permissions of /etc/, what are the
> > permissions on / ?
> Oops, misread that.
> root at helios:~# ls -ld /
> drw------- 21 root root 1024 Oct 25 22:51 /
> Could that be the problem?

It *should* be the problem. Postfix's daemons starts as root, and
then most of them changes uid to one specified by $mail_owner
(normally `postfix'). In your situation, there is no way for
non-root user to open any file using an absolute path. But
obviously, postfix's `local' agent tries to open /etc/aliases.db --
and / isn't accessible.

The same question was asked some long time ago (a year? two?) here --
someone claimed that he must have restricted access to /. Conclusion
was that postfix isn't prepared to run in such environment.

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