Subject: Exim allways runs as root
To: , <>
From: Rick Byers <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/2001 20:04:52
The Exim documentation says that the EXIM_UID compile-time option should
be set to allow exim to change to a non-root user when it can.  I assumed
this was happening because the NetBSD packge MESSAGE file says to add a
"mail" user and set permissions on /var/log/exim.  However the EXIM_UID
value is left unet by patch-ab.

So my question is, should patch-ab be change to set EXIM_UID to 'mail' or
should the MESSAGE be changed to remove the instructions about the mail
user.  Personally, I like the idea of running as a non-root user as much
as possible, especially since the exim docs reccomend it.


P.S. There were some bug-fixes to exim (v3.22) back in January.  Is there
anything I can do to help get the exim package updated from v3.20 to 3.22?