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Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:19:54 +0400
From: Michael Tokarev <>
CC: Russ Thompson <>
Subject: Re: Postfix incorrect permissions on configurations.

09.04.2013 22:08, Russ Thompson wrote:
> Postfix is setting the following permissions by default on Debian Squeeze.  I'm seeing roughly the same on RHEL/CentOS 6.x, this appears to be a requirement of "sendmail.postfix"  
> 0755 /etc/postfix
> 0644 /etc/postfix/*
> 0755 /etc/postfix-script
> 0755 /etc/post-install
> Which allows all users to execute these scripts and read configurations.  Setting to tighter/more typical permissions (i.e 640) results in:  postfix/sendmail[21007]: fatal: open /etc/postfix/ Permission denied

That's all nice, but can you elaborate a bit -- what is wrong
with that?  Which request do you have?  What it has to do with



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