Cyrus-SASL + sendmail 8.12.9 + "group writable file"

Scot W. Hetzel hetzels at
Thu May 1 17:38:38 PDT 2003

From: "David Babler" <dbabler at>
> Basic problem: sendmail errors with permissions/ownerships on
> /usr/local/etc/sasldb
> Symptom:
>  maillog entry "error: safesasl(/usr/local/etc/sasldb) failed: Group
readable file"
We found the problem, the initial sendmail mail submission program was
causing these errors to occur when sending mail from the local system.  To
solve this problem you need to put the following into the file
that you use on your system (i.e.


NOTE:  You must define confTRUSTED_USER, otherwise you will get an error in
the log (readcf: option TrustedUser: unknown user smmsp:mail).  This is
caused by FEATURE(msp) defines confTRUSTED_USER using the confRUN_AS_USER
value if not defined.


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