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Authored by: professor on May 07, '03 05:58:56PM

It surprises me that someone would prefer to compromise the security of their machine, rather than remember to type

sudo chmod 755 / 

after running the Installer.

I guess there's no accounting for tastes.

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Authored by: SonicMcTails on May 07, '03 09:07:23PM

The reason I submitted this hint us because sendmail doesn't
like /etc as a symlink, and it reads / instead. If you were to
read Compile/System Quarks on, it says a
possiable fix for this extact problem.

In applying the alternate workaround, care must be taken
while swapping the symlink /etc with the directory /
private/etc. In all likelihood any admin who is concerned
with this sendmail error has enough experience to not
accidentally harm anything in the process.
a. Swap the /etc symlink with /private/etc (as superuser):
rm /etc
mv /private/etc /etc
ln -s /etc /private/etc

b. Set / to group unwritable (as superuser):
chmod g-w /

Finnally, Sendmail runs in a smrsh enviroment be default, it
can't even launch any programs that there isn't a sym. link to.

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Authored by: hagbard on May 21, '03 04:41:15PM

See the problem is that the system resets the permissions more or less every hour.
I set up a cron job to set the perm to 755 on a hourly basis, which I feel is the safest way to go

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