Dallman Ross <dman <at> nomotek.com> writes:
On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 04:44:41PM +0100, Markus Krause wrote:
after intensive debugging i found the reason for the problem described
below: to prevent users from logging in directly to our mail server
all shells for the users are set to /bin/false. but obviously sendmail
needs a real shell.
does anyone know a solution without setting the login shell to
something else than /bin/false?
or does someone know a different procmail rule for vacation?
What David Tamkin said:
SHELL = /bin/sh
in /etc/procmailrc or wherever.
Does anyone know why it explicitly needs a shell to invoke sendmail? Can't that
be done through a system call? I encountered this same issue (although our
users' shells were set to /usr/bin/pine), and used the proposed fix here, but
I'd like to have a better understanding of what exactly the shell is needed for
to invoke sendmail (or in my case, Exim). Thanks!
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