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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 09:44:17 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Postfix and procmail delivery ?

On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 08:31:05AM +0300, Jarno Huuskonen wrote:
> OK, this time I tested it (set showq to private in master.cf)
> (with postfix-20010228pl05 though):
> As root:
> mailq: warning: Mail system is down -- accessing queue directly
> Mail queue is empty
> 
> As normal user:
> mailq: fatal: Queue report unavailable - mail system is down
> 
> Seems to do the job: Well I'd prefer a different error message ;)

Yes.  I did this test before sending my first reply on this, too.

> > To me, the problem with it is that it remains possible to flush the
> > queue.  And restricting qmgr in the same way (via master.cf) breaks
> > things.  I haven't checked the code to see what can be done, yet.
> 
> I browsed the postfix mailinlist archives and there was some
> discussion about restricting mailq/flushing the queue. I got the
> impression that Wietse might implement the feature if people convince
> to him that it's necessary.

So maybe you could help us achieve this? ;-)

I don't feel like complaining about the issues I know of when we're
still using an ancient version.  We really need to update first.

-- 
/sd

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