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Sendmail user issues when piping to maillist.php [message #38539] Tue, 14 August 2007 00:17 Go to next message
syridian is currently offline  syridian   Australia
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Hi,

I'm having issues where procmail isn't available on the server my FUDforum is installed on, and security issues mean that running php scripts isn't possible. Currently the gateway on the server only sends mail to the mailing list, but can't recieve posts from the mailing list

The Server Admin has suggested I look into a php wrapper binary to get around this problem, however I'm a little out of my league with that. Apparently a wrapper would allow the pipe to be run through one users account, and send stuff to another users account?

Can someone help by suggesting a wrapper binary that should work with FUDforum's maillist.php, and sendmail, and a suggested way of setting it up?
Re: Sendmail user issues when piping to maillist.php [message #38557 is a reply to message #38539] Tue, 14 August 2007 19:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can often pipe incoming e-mail via a .forward file if it is supported.

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Re: Sendmail user issues when piping to maillist.php [message #38559 is a reply to message #38557] Tue, 14 August 2007 20:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How does this work with users? Is the .forward file run by root, or by the actual user?

I believe the current issue is that the pipe is attempted to be run as the user, however that user doesn't have access in the apache group, and the Administrator wants to keep it that way (the issues with not having control over the the server).
Re: Sendmail user issues when piping to maillist.php [message #38569 is a reply to message #38559] Wed, 15 August 2007 14:30 Go to previous message
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The .forward file is located inside your home directory. To avoid permissions issues use the forum's admin lock/unlock file control panel to unlock the forum's files. This will allow scripts running under your user account to access forum's files.

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