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Re: newalias permissions problem

On Sat, 25 Jun 2005, Alexander Dalloz 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*

In my freshly installed FC4,

	$ ls -l /etc/aliases*
	-rw-r--r--  1 root root   1512 Apr 25 12:48 /etc/aliases
	-rw-r-----  1 root smmsp 12288 Jun 24 20:27 /etc/aliases.db

so the fix for the original problem would just be

	chown root /etc/aliases.db

The rest of the permissions were fine.

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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