On 8/17/07 11:24 AM, "Robert Moskowitz" wrote:

> 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....


Doh!

It's running as root then...no goodness there. I created a user and group
called spamfilter, then su'd to root, then su'd to spamfilter and ran my
bayes and pyzor setups as spamfilter. Here's what's in the dir:

drwxr-xr-x 2 spamfilter spamfilter 4096 2005-09-03 11:31 .pyzor
drwxr-xr-x 2 spamfilter spamfilter 4096 2005-10-09 19:22 .razor
drwx------ 2 spamfilter spamfilter 4096 2007-08-17 11:25 .spamassassin

These are auto created I believe. Maybe try a similar setup on your
machine...add the user and group, make sure /home/spamfilter is owned by
spamfilter, then modify the options above to -u spamfilter, then su to root,
su to spamfilter, cd to /home/spamfilter and rum spammassassin --lint, then
spamassassin -D --lint and see if you get any errors. Also, may want to
change the shell in your /etc/passwd to /bin/false so that user has no
remote access.

James
>>> 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.
>>>

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