Item2473: Clarify that mailnotify should not be run as root

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: 1.1.0
Target Release: minor
Applies To: Extension
Component: MailerContrib
Reported By: UweSinha
Waiting For:
Last Change By: KennethLavrsen
See the discussion in Foswiki:Support.Question273. Scripts which also write logs, if run with root privileges (e.g. from cron jobs), can render Foswiki's log files unwritable for the web server user. This causes Foswiki to freeze entirely.

mailnotify is often run from cron jobs in conjunction with that kind of scripts. Although mailnotify itself doesn't (seem to) write any logs, it should be clarified that root privileges are not necessary for this script either.
Done -- CrawfordCurrie - 08 Dec 2009

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Summary Clarify that mailnotify should not be run as root
ReportedBy UweSinha
Codebase 1.0.7, 1.0.5
SVN Range
AppliesTo Extension
Component MailerContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:05b90ae636aa
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 1.1.0
Topic revision: r4 - 04 Oct 2010, KennethLavrsen - This page was cached on 22 Sep 2017 - 16:37.

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