root mail with shared /var/spool/mail

root mail with shared /var/spool/mail

Post by doug reed » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00



We have several linux machines (RH 6.1) which all NFS mount /var/spool/mail
from one machine.   Regular users can read mail from any machine. But only
root on the server can read root's email.  Root on other machines gets
the error:
Cannot flock folder "/var/spool/mail/root"! [No locks available]

Is there a way to either allow root on all machines to read a (common)
mail spool file, or give them separate spool files?  Root_squash
is on for that NFS volume.
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P. Douglas Reeder      Lecturer, Computer. Science. Dept., Ohio State Univ..


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