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Subject: Re: New Install (for dummies)
From: Andrew Beverley <andy @ andybev . com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 12:25:56 +0000
To: Customer Support <support @ pczero . net>
Cc: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
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I think you'll find most of your questions answered in this document:

If there's still stuff that's unclear then I'm sure people on this list
would be willing to help.

Andy Beverley

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 09:34, Customer Support wrote:
> 	OK folks I am WAY new to the 100% brand new install of majordomo and I 
> need a little help please.  Excuse me if these seem like hand holding level 
> requests, but as it is the first go round for many things, I want to make 
> sure that not only do I get it right, but that I also understand what all 
> is going on.  In other words I really am trying to learn something in the 
> process! :)
> 	OK lets start right at step one of the clean install.  I am not sure I 
> understand fully about the group and user for majordomo.  The docs say 
> "Pick a group and user ID for Majordomo to run under.  Usually this is 
> 'majordomo.daemon'."  Then they go on to say something about setting up and 
> using a different user then making them trusted, etc.  Can someone please 
> walk me through the process of setting up this "group and user ID" that I 
> can use to run majordomo under?  My main goal is to have this as secure as 
> possible.  If I need to jump through an extra hoop or two from an "quick 
> and easy" install to get things secure that fine.  After I set up the user 
> and group, I take it that the ID for each of these is what is entered into 
> the makefile as W_USER and W_GROUP.  Is that correct?
> Thanks,
> DB

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