I'll pretend like you did not e-mail a personal response directly to me
> Do I really need a "home" directory? For some reason that bothers me.> I am going to try the /nonexistent first.
If the word "home" bothers you since their is no "person" to go with the
"home," then consider it smmsp's "default" dir. The difference is
semantic, but the reality is the user.group of /var/spool/clientmqueue
needs to be set to smmsp.smmsp. Why you would not set smmsp's homedir to
the -only- directory on the whole system that it has explicit rights to
is puzzling, but OK ~ I have no idea if that will work because I do not
know whether or not smmsp calls files relatively or absolutely (you
always hope it's the latter, but who knows...)
> I have Linux. The main distro I use *used* to be slackware.
> It is now sort of Debian like though I have compiled and installed
> all the software without using .debs. I do have RPM, apt, dselect
> etc installed.
> The problem with the user admin-type programs is that they seem
> to be written with a real user in mind.
No problem at all(?) You can create real and role accounts alike, just
depends on the attributes and permissions that you give. Look at it this
way: "nobody" has a user account with an unset (!) access password and a
home dir of /dev/null and a UID of -1. Given that, can I rmuser "nobody"
and then recreate the exact same role account? Sure I can. Does the fact
that I created "nobody" with mkuser make "nobody" a "real" user? Not at
all, real users have access passwords, positive UIDs, shells.
Quote:> BTW this is a bit off-topic but the new sendmail has a mqueue and
> a clientmqueue. What is the difference and what is the "real"
> mail queue? I don't recall seeing a good distinction made in
> the sendmail docs I've looked at so far.
read the documentation README/INSTALL files that come with the sendmail
source. The client mail queue and smmsp are explained better in those
docs than I can here, and all I would do is go read mine and come back
here to regurgitate it to you - better to see for yourself.
Chuck Geigner ---------------------------------------
Milner Library, Illinois State Univ.
"Been borrowing Occam's Razor since 1992 -
Haven't cut myself yet."_____________________________