raw access to imap quotas, with mail user

Derrick J Brashear shadow at dementia.org
Sun Sep 19 22:15:20 EDT 2004

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Felix Cuello wrote:

> Hello,
>   I wrote a small C program to access to quota files without ask cyrus. This
>   program run under mail group.
>   I noticed when something change in the mailbox [deleting mails, receiving
>   mails, etc] the /var/imap/quota permissions are resetted to:
>   -rw-------  cyrus.mail
>   Then mail users can't have read access to this files and my C program
>   doesn't have read access to the files.
>   It is possible to change that?

In general programs which access the mail store run as the cyrus user. 
Inasmuch as this should be being done at all, your program should be 
setuid cyrus. I don't think doing this is a good idea in general, though.

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