One last idea before I go home ;)
maybe set the value of $logname and $username to the correct value
whether this works depends on how fetchmail tries to work out who
it's running as.
The advantage is the process still runs as root.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Burke [mailto:dburke at compsoc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2000 4:50 PM
> To: Irish Linux Users Group
> Subject: [ILUG] Fetchmail question
>> 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
> maintain it.
>>>> 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
>> A Milhouse Divided
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