Does anyone run/house their mail server on a machine that can only be
logged on by a few system administrator? The way we have our system set
up here is to restrict access to certain machines via different default
shells. For instance, .tcsh-faculty can log into more machines than
.tcsh-students. As a system administrator, I have access to all machines
and have noticed formail working just fine on my account. It does not
seem to work on a dummy student account I have setup. I can run formail
fine from the command line to manipulate message, but not from procmail.
I do not see any errors in the .procmail/log with verbose on, but files
are not created as they should be.
All mail goes to one machine: ex. mailer.eng.fsu.edu, but student
accounts can not log into this as we use the machine for mail & NIS+
authentication purpose ONLY. I am thinking this is why I am having
problems. Is there a way around this WITHOUT giving every student access
to the mailer.eng.fsu.edu machine? By the way, /var/mail is auto-mounted
on all machines giving everyone access to their INBOX.
Any help would be greatly appreciated :-)
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