[tpop3d-discuss] uid & gid

System Administrator sysadmin at sharevalue.net
28 Apr 2003 10:14:34 -0600


I have tpop3d-1.4.2 with the auth-flatfile patch working.  What I don't
seem to be able to get around is that tpop3d seems to want all the
mailboxes and the directories they live in to be owned by the same user.

>From my POV the ideal solution would be that tpop3d would suid to the
uid and gid listed in the passwd files when it authenticates a user. 

The virtual delivery agent in Postfix does this when it receives
messages.  Thus, I am able to separate ownership of mbox files under
each domain.  This will allow me to place the mbox files in their htdocs
root tree so that they can access them via ftp.