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sendmail daemon

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phil cook
Frequent Advisor

sendmail daemon

Does this look like a problem?

bmhp15:/sbin/init.d # ./sendmail start
WARNING: writable directory /var
WARNING: writable directory /var/spool
WARNING: writable directory /etc
WARNING: writable directory /etc
/etc/mail/aliases: 6 aliases, longest 9 bytes, 76 bytes total

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Phil C
Do I have to?
Esteemed Contributor

Re: sendmail daemon

no it just security warning
enjoy any little thing in my life
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail daemon


# chmod 644

Then sendmail will stop shouting at U

Learn What to do ,How to do and more importantly When to do ?
Fred Martin_1
Valued Contributor

Re: sendmail daemon

It is a permissions thing but my HP-UX 10.20, as installed, has those directories permissioned at 555, not 644. Not really sure which is more appropriate though.