Changing permissions of postfixs "local"
ingo.lists at vum.at
Wed Dec 13 08:01:58 UTC 2006
I am using Ubuntu Server 6.06 as base os for a Nagios systemmonitor.
Yesterday I was looking for a way to feed alerts send as emails from
RAID-controllers like 3ware. First it was quite simple: Adding a line to
Writing the script was not the problem, but the permissions were. Nagios
uses a pipe which is for obvious reasons not writable by nobody:nogroup.
In order to get around this problem I changed the user runing "local":
$ sudo postconf -e default_privs=nagios
Now the emails go straight into Nagios.
BUT: What are the security implications of tampering with the
permissions of postfix? Any input is welcome - tia Ingo.
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