news user or also group

g.lams at g.lams at
Thu Nov 13 17:12:52 UTC 2003

Thanks for the answer Jeffrey
control was writable by the news group, but not the run directory. A "g+w 
run" solves the permission problem (is it a problem to have changed the 

My script is still not working but I guess a problem in my perl script.
I will let you know whether you are interested


On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 g.lams at wrote:

> The following commands need to be run by the "news" user or can also be 
> run by a member of the "news" group (I'm thinking about putting the 
> user in the "news" group so that I don't have to setuid ctlinnd)?

It's not actually the permissions on ctlinnd that matter exactly, but
rather whether the $pathrun/control fifo is writable.  So mine is

    # ls -l run/control
    srwxrwxr-x    1 news     news            0 Oct 20 13:12 run/control

and thus running ctlinnd as the news group should be fine.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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