Re: installing as a non-privileged user

Marco d'Itri (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 20:25:20 +0200

On Jul 18, Eugene Crosser <> wrote:

>it sould be possible to run ifmail as a non-privileged user, after
>some tweaking and defining paths carefully. But, you definitely
>don't want it. Ifmail only makes sense if tightly coupled with the
>system MTA and the news system.
What do you mean for "non-privileged user"?
I have never had to run ifmail with root permissions (first with sendmail
and now with qmail) and the only setuid program is ifnews, because the
send-ifmail script runs as uid news:
-rwsr-xr-- 1 ifmail news 72648 May 4 18:50 ifmail*