Subject: Re: flock() problem in -current?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/1996 21:10:51
On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Peter Seebach wrote:

> /var/mail should be 1777.

Um, do you really want anybody to be able to create a file (or better
yet, a directory) in /var/mail?

This is not intended as a flame; I'm just a little shocked at it.
Typically I set mode 775 on /var/mail, and create a `mail' group to set
the gid on the directory to.  BSD/OS, for example, does just this.