[CentOS] Spamassassin as root and pyzor
hywelbr at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 18 10:26:31 UTC 2008
I've just set up a new mailserver using Centos5.2
I'm using the spamass-milter package from rpmforge
I notice that the default setup is to run it as root. I set up my
previous mailserver on Centos4, and I can't remember if I did anything
special, but on that machine it runs as user "sa-milt".
Is it safe/recommended to run spamass-milter as root? Does it in fact
shed the root privileges or something like that when it actually does
some processing anyway? Are there good reasons why I should leave it run
as root (besides it being the least effort option)? I found a few
discussions on this topic on the web but I have ended up confused and
would appreciate some advice.
Ideally I would like a link to a webpage entitled "How I learnt to stop
worrying and run spamass-milter as root".
Also, a related question: is it worth installing pyzor, or will
spamassassin on its own be enough? I ask because pyzor doesn't seem to
be in any of the main repositories.
Thanks in advance,
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