Item2473: Clarify that mailnotify should not be run as root

Priority: CurrentState: AppliesTo: Component: WaitingFor:
Normal Closed Extension MailerContrib  
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
WaitingFor
Checkins Foswikirev:5752
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 1.1.0
Topic revision: r4 - 04 Oct 2010, KennethLavrsen
 
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