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

Slacker slacker at slaphappygeeks.com
Sun Feb 15 23:47:30 UTC 2015

On 02/14/2015 11:35 PM, Thomas Morper wrote:
> 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).

AH! One answer to a question I just posted in another reply!

So this is a good reason not to use the lower numbers at least!

> 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.

Yes, and my thought was to provide a static choice when it is required, 
as it is not an "unusual" requirement.



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