Re: ifmail unpack problem

Vincent Antezzo (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 23:56:21 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Eugene Crosser wrote:

> > 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.

Actually it was from the script I run when the system recieves an incoming
fidonet call.
> 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...
I checked and rnews is *not* suid or setgid news. I'll change it and see
what happens. Thanks for the tip!

- Vinny