Bug 10223 - .forward and RedHat's single-user groups
.forward and RedHat's single-user groups
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-03-17 11:22 EST by Scott Delinger
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-19 06:14:13 EDT
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Description Scott Delinger 2000-03-17 11:22:51 EST
.forward files do not work with the default sendmail installation AND
RedHat's single-user groups, if the home directory is set to a reasonable

Sendmail complains:

Mar 17 00:00:01 hobbes sendmail[30210]:  JAA30209: forward
/home/foo/.forward: Group writable directory

I don't think it should be necessary to make the home directories
drwxr-xr-x to make this work. Permission settings of 755 are illogical
given RedHat's desire for single-user groups as the default.
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2000-05-19 06:14:59 EDT
home dirs are not created with 0775 by default and I think it is good
to ship sendmail with this extra security check, so I'll not change anything
for the default setup.

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