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From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2005-06-02 16:40:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Milter-Gris issue

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Bedard, Joe wrote:
> The Milter-Gris process was crashing unceremoniously.  
> I found this in the logs.
> Jun  2 11:00:01 moya milter-gris[24352]: "/etc/mail/access.db" failed
> verification: Permission denied Jun  2 11:00:01 moya milter-gris[24352]:
> failed to re-open "/etc/mail/access.db"

What is the group owner and permissions on access.db? If its smmsp, 
which I used with some prior release, that was changed in the latest 
release because people wanted finer separation of process, so I created 
a milter user and group.

Make sure access.db is group readable. See the Notes section of 
manual.shtml for details

You can revert to the old user/group with:

	cd com/snert/src/milter-gris
	./configure --enable-run-user=smmsp --enable-run-group=smmsp
	make clean build
	make install

However, the make install step should have taken care of creating milter 
user and group and adding the mitler user to the smmsp group so that it 
could read the access.db.
> My access.db and file permissions are good.  I have to delete the .pid
> file to restart the process.

This was a design choice I wasn't too sure about. The pid file is used 
to detect if an instance is currently running and abort. Of course if 
the milter dies, the pid file remains and needs to be removed.

I've added a Trouble Ticket enhancement request to detect the pid file 
and see if that pid is still alive (ie. in use).

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