Re: ifmail unpack problem

Eugene Crosser (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 22:35:18 +0400 (MSD)

> Also, if innd isn't running, the packets will be placed, by rnews, into
> /var/spool/news/in.coming. I've found that running rnews as user fnet from
> the command line works OK, but the news packets would *not* toss when
> rnews was called from a script, etc. My temporary fix was to give world

This may be because of broken cron: many Linus distributions had cron
compiled to *not* use setgroups() call which is a bug.

Anyway, making rnews suid news or setgid news (as INN suggests) should
fix your problems. Hmm, your distribution seems seriously broken if
you have bad cron and non-setgid rnews...