[Slackbuilds-users] UID/GID for another Dovecot case

Thomas Morper thomas at beingboiled.info
Sun Feb 15 06:35:05 UTC 2015

On Sun, 15 Feb 2015, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:

> > So, please consider this a request for either discussion or simply
> > for an assigned uid/gid for a vmail user.

> please use 303 for vmail

303 is a bad choice for the vmail uid because then you'll need further 
adjustments in the Dovecot config to work around a security feature to 
prevent users from ever logging in as daemons (i.e. with uids < 500).

A vmail user is not required at build time and not necessarily at runtime. 
When it is, the choice depends on the environment and on what one is 
trying to achieve. A static entry in the list of recommended UIDs/GIDs 
doesn't look sensible to me.


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