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 mail file permissions in /var/mail

Hello :

I noticed the follwing in our solaris 2.5 machines
the groups have READ WRITE permission for the user mail
file under /var/mail/
and the group is not "mail" only users with UIDS less than
10 have mail file group set to "mail", other users have their
corresponding groups and its readable and writable by the

any hints why ? anything wrong in setup somwhere or is it
a bug ? [serious one I would say ]



 Thu, 12 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
 mail file permissions in /var/mail

Any SunOS 4 clients around?  SunOS 4 tends to set the mail box
to owner:group (but mode 600).

Or perhaps a wrongly configured MUA?

Expressed in this posting are my opinions.  They are in no way related
to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
be fiction rather than truth.

 Sat, 14 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
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