Subject: Re: "cannot lock mailbox"...
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/1997 14:01:35
"Chris G. Demetriou" writes:
> Regardless of whether or not /var/mail needs to be "rethought," I
> think it's silly that 'mail' for mail reading has been broken in
> NetBSD-current for ... well over 7 months now.

Reading isn't broken by default -- the default permissions work just
fine. It *is* marginally insecure, though, since /var/spool/mail can
be written into by anyone.