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Re: newalias permissions problem



On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 02:27:54 +0200
Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists uni-x org> wrote:

> Am Sa, den 25.06.2005 schrieb Richard E Miles um 1:57:
> 
> > I noticed in my logwatch that newaliases could not create the /etc/aliases.db
> > because of permission problems. I tried newaliases at root and got this message:
> > 
> > hash map "Alias0": unsafe map file /etc/aliases.db: Permission denied
> > WARNING: cannot open alias database /etc/aliases
> > Cannot create database for alias file /etc/aliases
> > 
> > I checked the permissions on these files:
> > -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1526 Jun 15 16:40 /etc/aliases
> > -rw-r-----  1 smmsp smmsp 12288 Jun 19 10:43 /etc/aliases.db
> > 
> > I see that the owner and group are smmsp on /etc/aliases/db. Is this right?
> > Why am i getting these messages?
> 
> > Richard E Miles
> 
> chown root:root /etc/aliases*
> chmod 640 /etc/aliases*
> 
> Alexander
> 
> 


Thanks Alexander
-- 
Richard E Miles
Federal Way Wa. USA
Registered linux user 46097


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