Article ID: 4284, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on Apr 18, 2012

  • Applies to:
  • Sphera

Symptoms

When trying to send mail, sendmail can not mail it, you get the message below:

"cannot open 'etc/mail/sendmail.cw' Group writeable directory"

 

Resolution

For security reasons, the default sendmail configuration doesnt allow sending mail or running files in a group writeable directory.

This situation is problematic since in UP1 for SD 3.7, VDS/etc/mail directory has a sticky bit to it and its group writeable.

In order to let sendmail run in group writable directories, the default configuration is changed in VDS/etc/mail/sendmail.mc :

define(`confDONT_BLAME_SENDMAIL',GroupWritableDirPathSafe)dnl

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