Description of problem:
postfix supports sendmail filters, but due to a permissions problem on the
milter unix-domain socket, cannot connect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install milter-greylist, postfix
2. add "smtpd_milters = unix:/var/run/milter-greylist/milter-greylist.sock"
3. start milter-greylist, postfix
4. send mail to the machine (from another machine)
mail is rejected because postfix cannot connect to the milter
Oct 13 21:49:40 firebolt postfix/smtpd: warning: connect to Milter
service unix:/var/run/milter-greylist/milter-greylist.sock: Permission denied
suggest making the grmilter user belong to the mail group,
and /var/run/milter-greylist/milter-greylist.sock belong to the mail group,
and making /var/run/milter-greylist/milter-greylist.sock group writable.
mmh... I see the following problems with this approach:
1. sendmail will complain loudly when it sees the socket in a group-writable
2. it is not trivial to add 'mail' to milter-greylist's supplementary groups
3. I do not think that it would be a good idea to give milter-greylist rights of
the 'mail' group
Perhaps, I will move configuration and dirs into a -sendmail subpackage. But it
won't be possible to ship/generate a similar -postfix configuration with the
1. the directory need not be group writable. the directory needs to be group
readable, and the socket needs to be group writable. is that ok for sendmail?
2. fedora-useradd ... -G mail
3. why not?
milter-greylist is excellent, it eats spam and cries for more, but this
problem is a fly in the ointment.
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