thanks for the quick reply.

James Lay wrote:
>
> On 8/17/07 10:58 AM, "Robert Moskowitz" wrote:
>
>
>> I left off below that I am using
>> spam-milter 0.3.1-1
>>
>> ================================================== =================
>>
>> I am new to this. I have been running my mail server in various flavors
>> for 10+ years. Always trying to do better....
>>
>> PLATFORM:
>>
>> Centos 5.0
>> 1Ghz processor 512Mb memory
>>
>> Mail server: Scalix 11.1
>> MTA: Sendmail ver. 8.13.8
>> Spamassassin: 3.1.9
>> Webmin: 1.360
>>
>> I followed the Scalix WiKi spamassassin install instructions:
>> http://www.scalix.com/wiki/index.php...s/SpamAssassin
>>
>> I am using Thunderbird 1.5.0.12, sending mail has a significant delay.
>> The meter just sits there near the beginning for quite some time.
>> Often, the sending times out.
>>
>> I read through much of the spamassassin WiKi. Nothing on performance
>> seems to apply. When I go into the /var/log/maillog, I catch soom real
>> problems.
>>
>> I enabled DNS checking (dns_available yes) and restarted spamassassin
>> via webmin and caught the following in the maillog:
>>
>> Aug 17 12:13:28 z9m9z spamd[1381]: spamd: connection from
>> localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1] at port 48800
>> Aug 17 12:13:28 z9m9z spamd[1381]: spamd: setuid to root succeeded
>> Aug 17 12:13:28 z9m9z spamd[1381]: spamd: still running as root: user
>> not specified with -u, not found, or set to root, falling back to nobody
>> at /usr/bin/spamd line 1161, line 4.
>>

>
> Robert,
>
> What's your startup line to start spamd look like? If you're starting it
> like:
>
> Spamd -u spamduser
>

from file: /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamassassin:

# Set default spamd configuration.
SPAMDOPTIONS="-d -c -m5 -H"
SPAMD_PID=/var/run/spamd.pid

and as you can see below, the actual command that got run was:

/usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m5 -H -r /var/run/spamd.pid

So no -u at all!
> Is that user in your /etc/passwd file?
>

No spamduser.

What files would I expect to see owned by spamduser. Oh, wait. If the
user's not there, there better not be any files owned by it....
>> And looking at running processes via webmin I see:
>>
>> 1373 root 12:13 /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m5 -H -r
>> /var/run/spamd.pid
>> 1381 nobody 12:13 spamd child
>> 1382 root 12:13 spamd child
>>
>> What do I change so that it does not fall back to 'nobody'?
>>
>> Now this MIGHT explain something else I am seeing in maillog:
>>
>> Aug 17 12:48:16 z9m9z spamd[1381]: mkdir /root/.spamassassin: Permission
>> denied at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Mail/SpamAssassin.pm line 1536
>> Aug 17 12:48:16 z9m9z spamd[1381]: locker: safe_lock: cannot create tmp
>> lockfile
>> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock.z9m9z.htt-consult.com.1381 for
>> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock: Permission denied
>> Aug 17 12:48:16 z9m9z spamd[1381]: auto-whitelist: open of
>> auto-whitelist file failed: locker: safe_lock: cannot create tmp
>> lockfile
>> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock.z9m9z.htt-consult.com.1381 for
>> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock: Permission denied
>>
>> Please lend me a hand in cleaning what looks to be a very basic set of
>> install problems.
>>