spamd permission problem

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Feb 12 15:19:23 UTC 2007

Beech Rintoul <beech at> writes:

> I've been getting the following on my mailserver. It started after an 
> update:
> Feb  9 12:52:29 pinnacle spamd[89269]: spamd: could not create INET 
> socket on Permission denied
> Any ideas how to fix the permissions?

Perhaps you have a stale script for starting it?  I believe it's
supposed to start as root and only drop to the spamd user after it has
opened its sockets.

Or maybe it's starting twice?  You could check whether the port is
already held... (using sockstat).

Be well.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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