On Tue, 3 Nov 1998, Jason Rasku wrote:
> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 10:29:57 -0800 (PST)
> From: Jason Rasku <jrasku@ArmispianSystems.Rossland.bc.ca>
> To: Rodger Silvers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Majordomo-Users@GreatCircle.COM
> Subject: Re: Group writable directory error! Help!
> On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Rodger Silvers wrote:
> > Despite setting the permissions wide open, (777), on the list files and
> > directories, Majordomo 1.94.4 keeps complaining it can't open the lists
> > file on my Solaris 2.6 box. (See below.) Has anyone else run across this
> > and been able to work around it?
> YES! several people have. The problem is that you have a group
> writable directory. See what it is complaining about...
> > Rodger
> > P.S. I'm running PERL 5.004.
> > The original message was received at Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:05:17 -0800
> > (PST)
> > from majordom@localhost
> > ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> > e-news-outgoing
> > :include:/usr/local/majordomo-1.94.4/lists/e-news
> > (expanded from: e-news-outgoing)
> > ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> > 550 :include:/usr/local/majordomo-1.94.4/lists/e-news... Cannot open
> > /usr/local/majordomo-1.94.4/lists/e-news: Group writable directory
> You want to set your access to 755, NOT 777. Sendmail considers it a
> security hole to have that directory writable by anyone other than the
But if it set to 755, it won't be able to add a user to the list.