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Re: Mail delivery privileges (was: Solaris /usr/bin/mailx exploit)
From: Dan Stromberg <strombrg () nis acs uci edu>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 18:16:09 -0700
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 11:34:04PM +0200, Olaf Kirch wrote:
The only functionality you lose with flock is the ability to remotely
mount your mail spool via NFS; but you shouldn't be doing this anyway.
This is pretty important functionality - certainly not something an
MTA author wants to give up for all his or her users.
Note that you don't really have to be able to deliver into NFS, just
be able to read mail over NFS - but even giving that up would limit an
MTA author's audience.
Dan Stromberg UCI/NACS/DCS