Subject: Re: misc/6882: /var/spool/news should be owned by news.news
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geoff Wing <email@example.com>
Date: 01/27/1999 03:45:08
Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> typed:
:/var/spool/news is listed in /etc/mtree/special as optional, and root.wheel.
:It seems to me that, if this directory ever exists, it's going to need to be
:owned by news.news.
Why? Mine's owned by root.wheel . What exactly does any set[ug]id news
program need to do in there? AFAIK, nothing. No program should need to
create/delete files/directories in there (except for installation).
Subdirectories in there need to be news.news for, say, INN but
/var/spool/news itself doesn't need/want to be.
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