/var/spool/mail perms 1777 !?

/var/spool/mail perms 1777 !?

Post by Matthias Bodenbind » Wed, 21 Jan 1998 04:00:00


thanks for all the people answering my question about the permissions for

It was suggested to set them to 1777 in order to allow mailreaders like
pine or tkrat to create a mail.lock file. I wonder if this is the best
solution. Doesnt this mean that every user could misuse the
/var/spool/mail directory as a tmp directory?

Is it possible to achieve the same goal with a special group to which
/var/spool/mail and the mailreader belong or has this other sideeffects?

Just curious,


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