Subject: 2.0: sendmail has wrong owner/group
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/16/2004 22:45:27
I want sendmail, and I trust it, so I set


this gives:

	# sh /etc/rc.d/sendmail start
	/etc/rc.d/sendmail: WARNING: /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail has wrong owner/mode
	Starting sendmail.

It indeed runs after that, but the warning is ... unexpected.

	ls -la /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
	-r-x-r-s-r-x  1 root  smmsp  685398 Apr  2 20:08 /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

I'd exect that setting sendmail_suidroot=yes DTRT for me, and makes this
setuid root...

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>