1777 protection

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at uic.edu
Sat Nov 24 23:24:43 EST 2001

That means that anyone with access to your machine can read all mail on it at least if not do more with it.
To fix this (which I'm sure you want to do), type the following line without the quotes.
"chmod 1777 /var/spool/mail"

On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 08:22:52PM -0500, Guy Schlosser wrote:
> I am very happy to announce that I am now an official Linux user.  I got
> my debian system up and running with the 2.4.15 kernel yesterday and so
> far am loving it.  I've got a question though.  Whenever I use PINE, I get
> a message that says "mailbox is vulnerable.  /var/spool/mail needs 1777
> protection.  For one, what does that mean?  And lastly, how do I set that.
> Thanks in advance for any info.
> Later,
> Guy
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