steve at holmesgrown.com
Sun Nov 25 12:36:23 EST 2001
I think that answer is wrong. To prevent others from reading the mail
folders, type "chmod 0600 /var/spool/mail/user" where user would be the
name of the userid doing the mail on this machine. That will setread and
write permissions for the owner but leave nothing for group and the world.
I forgot to look at the mail folder so not sure what the permissions are
on that right now.
On Sat, 24 Nov 2001, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> 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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