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From Ori Bani <>
Subject Re: permissions
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:08:23 GMT
>>> I played with it and set /etc/mail/spamassassin/ to:
>>> root:root 600 (rw-------)
>> updates will reset it to 644

Really?  Doesn't that depend on delivery method (yum, apt-get, etc)?
Permissions get reset?  But custom changes *inside* that file will be
preserved, won't they?

> create /etc/mail/spamassassin/ root:root 600 and put just
> the sensitive entries in it.

Ah!  So any .cf file in /etc/mail/spamassassin will automatically be
read upon startup (similar to Apache's conf.d directory)?  That's very

>> In what environments does the systemwide need to be
>> world readable???
> Ones where any user can run spamassassin (vs. spamc) and have it work fully.

Ah, thank you.

> If you say "only spamc is supported" as an administrative rule, and you
> protect your sensitive data as above, you're probably good.

Thanks much John and Benny!

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