Subject: Re: 2.0: sendmail has wrong owner/group
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/17/2004 07:48:53
On Sat, 17 Apr 2004, Martin Husemann wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 11:03:40AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > Yes, a chown/chmod command.
> You can not seriosly ask for a rc.d script to make some critical binary
> setuid root! You can ask for a better error message, improved documentation
> and the script not starting sendmail if the checks fail.

Indeed. The option is only there to permit the "traditional"
behavior for those who like that sort of thing. IMO the comment
for sendmail_suidroot should say, "Don't set this unless you know
what you're doing!"