At 00:10 2007-01-09 +0800, DR. Lee - NS3 wrote:
I created a user to channel all incoming mail through so that the
procomm would processes it;
Time to read the manpages. If procmail is your LDA, and you need something
to run for all the users, put it in /etc/procmailrc. Getting clever with
invocation is something best left to those with a better understanding of
what is taking place.
I don't mean to be critical, but in hindsight, don't you think it would
have been useful to disclose that you were running your procmail from an
account other than your own, esp after you were puzzled that you could
execute tests at the shell (presumably while logged in as yourself), but
not when the procmailrc was being executed within standard mail
processing? Or when I suggested that your account might be mirrored on
another server, but without a login shell, because basically that was the
only other logical explanation, since if you were running your procmail
setup as a DIFFERENT USER, that should have come up...
I take it that you've been logging in as ROOT to manipulate the files for
the filter user, since you can't log in as that user directly.
a mechanims like mail sorter in a company. Since this is a dummy user
therefore I put /sbin/nologin as its shell login command, hope to prevent
Yea, see above.
The SHELL=/bin/sh setting should resolve your shell issue. Move on to
other implementation problems already. Or have you been ftp'ing them
(which certainly wouldn't allow you to be running tests at the shell prompt)?
Therefore if you use this mecahnism, then the simple way would be the
one suggested by Sean by putting Shell=/bin/sh at the beginning of the
I didn't post some solution that hasn't been covered scores upon scores of
times in the past.
Hopefully, all your problems are sorted now, because I've got a bunch of
other things to deal with, so I can't put any more time into rewriting your
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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