[CentOS] Spamassassin as root and pyzor

Spiro Harvey, Knossos Networks Ltd spiro at knossos.net.nz
Sun Jul 20 21:34:34 UTC 2008

> Ideally I would like a link to a webpage entitled "How I learnt to stop 
> worrying and run spamass-milter as root".

We've got a few boxen running spamd as non-privileged user, but 
spamassassin milter runs as root with no problems.

On the flip-side to your query, I haven't found anything that states 
spamass milter shouldn't be run 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.

Don't know about Pyzor specifically, but we use Vipal's Razor with 
success. Our situation is that we're an ISP, so we like the extra 
checking to be as absolutely sure as possible that we're only rejecting 
real spam. of course a few spams still trickle through but we haven't 
had a single false positive.

Spiro Harvey                  Knossos Networks Ltd
021-295-1923                    www.knossos.net.nz

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