Re: unknown mailer error 255 (fwd)

1999-08-23 17:19:04
 >Can anyone enlighten me as to why I am getting this error?. I use a
 >template for my archives, so that all I change is the name of the list
 >and plug it in to the template. All permissions seem to be correct. The
 >message is being delivered to the list, but not to the archive.

Here is how I fixed this error in the past:

Mprog,          P=/usr/sbin/smrsh, F=lsDFMoqeu9, S=10/30, R=20/40, D=$z:/,
Mprog,          P=/bin/sh, F=lsDFMeu, S=10/30, R=20/40, D=$z:/,

Ack!  Doing this allows any user on your system to run any program 
when a piece of mail is received...  Although it may work in your 
environment, I wouldn't recommend people do it unless they understand
the ramifications.

If you want to continue using smrsh for security reasons (which
I recommend), add mhonarc to the smrsh allowed binaries directory.
For example, on a RedHat Linux 6.0 system do

   <become root>
   cd /etc/smrsh
   ln -s /usr/local/bin/mhonarc

smrsh will then run the copy of mhonarc in /etc/smrsh whenever someone
tries to run mhonarc through an alias or .forward file, but since it's
a symlink to /usr/local/bin/mhonarc it's effectively the same.

Chris (how many people named Chris can we get in on this thread?)

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