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Re: mail.local NSS awareness
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 08:14:39AM -0400, Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc. wrote:
> Indeed mail.local _could_ be made so blind as to just create a file in
> the spool directory with the same name as the user-id (though there
> could be issues with character case, depending on what the MTA passes
> to it). In fact I would strongly prefer it to be that way.
mail.local has to create a mailbox owned by the recipient and mode 600.
This invloves calling chown(2) with the recipient's UID. This is why
mail.local needs to perform a user lookup. There is no way to work it
around without sacrifying privacy.
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