All of our users (bar sysadmins) cannot generate outbound TCP traffic, so
they cannot get mail from other mail servers unless the provider has sort
of web based frontend onto thier boxes. A ideal way for them to retrieve
mail is to use fetchmail but they can't get to the mail server.
I've written a script which basically goes thru everyones home dirs and if
it finds a .fetchmailrc file, executes it and delivers mail to them. It
works grand, the problem is fetchmail's internal security. You must own
the .fetchmailrc and it's permissions cannot be greater than 0600.
So fetchmail is barfing when I try to run it my script as another user....
[root at hoth coding]# ./run_fetchmail.pl
File /home/founders/dburke/.fetchmailrc must be owned by you.
Is there any way to tell fetchmail not to be so fussy about file
permissions ? Or will I have to grab the source and make changes
I could just maintain one master .fetchmailrc file for everyone but I
doubt anyone would go for that solution and besides it'd be a pain to
Random Homer Quote......
Marge: Homer, is this the way you pictured married life?
Homer: Yup, pretty much. Except we drove around in a van solving
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