forwarding email to inn

Bill Tangren bjt at
Thu Sep 13 19:33:12 UTC 2001

I now get this error message:

inews failed: Warning What server? -- Article will be spooled.

In my /etc/aliases file, I have

helptest: "|/usr/local/news/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test"

I have issued the 'newaliases' command.  I am using inn 2.3.2.

Bill Tangren

Thus spz at (S.P.Zeidler) wrote:
> Hi,
> Thus wrote Bill Tangren (bjt at
> > inews failed: sh: /usr/local/news/bin/inews: Permission denied
> > 
> > After looking at some archived posts to this list serv, I think this is caused by 
> > not having a flag "--enable-setgid-inews" set on ./configure of inn. Is this true? Will 
> > this fix the problem?
> I suspect the user that mailpost runs at (and thus tries to start inews)
> is nobody rather than root or anything group news. So try a chmod 2711
> on inews.
> regards,
> 	spz
> -- 
> spz at (S.P.Zeidler)

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