> root can't open a file? Huh? Is your sendmail not setuid root?
That usually means the file is mounted by NFS, since one of the thousand
band-aids on NFS turns root into "nobody" across NFS mounts unless you set
mount options carefully.
If this sounds like a security feature that a third-grader could defeat,
you understand it correctly.
John Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
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