Using maildrop from sendmail aliases file
ws at frogspawn.cjb.net
Thu Dec 25 21:11:46 PST 2003
"W. Sierke" wrote:
> I am attempting to configure sendmail to pass mail addressed to a
> domain to maildrop.
> I've added the following to the sendmail configuration:
> in /etc/mail/virtusertable
> @second.domain.tld second-domain-tld
> and in /etc/mail/aliases
> second-domain-tld: "| /usr/local/bin/maildrop -d ws at first.domain.tld"
> It looks as though it's ready to work except for this in /var/log/maillog:
> Dec 25 17:05:19 maildrop: Cannot set my user or group id.
> Presumably this is because maildrop wants to set itself to run as
> and the existing setup I have works as-is because getmail (which calls
> maildrop) is configured to run as user:vmail in /etc/crontab.
More guessing (as I'm still not clear on the specifics of what is
Is sendmail running as user:smmsp when it's calling maildrop? That would
explain why maildrop isn't able to change itself to user:vmail, no? Should
setting the setuid bit circumvent this? When I try that I get:
Dec 26 15:08:20 maildrop: You are not a trusted user.
where I guess "You" = smmsp?
If this is the case, then it must be a problem for any program run from
/etc/mail/aliases, is this just too hard to do on a default FreeBSD? Still
out of my depth here but learning a bit more. :)
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