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Re: fc1 email does not work?

Am Do, den 24.06.2004 schrieb Hongwei Li um 19:47:

> We have a fc1 on a new dell pc, 3GHz, 1GB ram.  Suddenly, in a few minutes
> ago, people cannot access email from any pop3 mail tools: outlook,
> squirrelmail, etc.  Only pine can work, but also shows warning:
> Can't lock for write: /tmp must have 1777 protection
> then, it shows:  Folder vulnerable: directory /var/spool/mail must have
> 1777 protection.

It's a locking problem. Do you have concurrent POP3 connections? You use
the uw-imapd, right?

> I did not change anything after fc1 is installed a few weeks ago.  Should
> I change the permission of /tmp and /var/spool/mail?  How to do it?  Any
> other things I must do?

Check that you did not accidentally change the /tmp folder permissions.
They must look this way:

$ ls -ld /tmp/
drwxrwxrwt  20 root root 8232 24. Jun 19:51 /tmp/

And the mail spool directory this:

$ ls -ld /var/spool/mail/
drwxrwxr-x  3 root mail 4096 24. Jun 18:24 /var/spool/mail/

> Hongwei Li


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