Problems with authorization and /etc/shadow
andreas.gredler at g-tec.co.at
Sat Jun 1 03:49:56 UTC 2002
I realized strange behaviour of my innserver (2.2.3): When I make
/etc/shadow world-readable I can use /etc/shadow to do the
authorization. Because of this maximum security risk this is not a good
solution, so I tried to change back to my default permissions for
/etc/shadow (-rw-r------- root shadow) and added user news to the
shadow group. Unfortunately this did not work. Can anyone explain this ?
After trying different things I stopped innd and started only nnrpd,
only with -D flag. This works fine, also when user news is not part of
shadow-group. So why doesn´t it work when nnrpd is called from innd ?
Finally, as i tried to run innd as user root I was just wondering that
ist was again started as user news ? (starting with rc.news).
Now I was completely confused and hope someone can give me some hints
what´s going on.
best regards Andreas Gredler
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