[Dovecot] permissions warning on OpenBSD 3.9

J Moore jaymo at cullmail.com
Tue Aug 1 18:52:29 EEST 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 04:04:06AM -0400, the unit calling itself Brad wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 12:49:38AM -0500, J Moore wrote:
> > At startup I get the following warning:
> > "Warning: Fixing permissions of /var/dovecot to be world-readable."
> > 
> > Q: Is this something that I can/should fix, or can it be safely ignored?
> > 
> When Dovecot prints this message it has corrected the issue already.
> The OpenBSD port was creating /var/doveocot with permissions of 0700
> instead of 0755, as it should be. I fixed the port 3 days ago.

If 0755 is what it should be, then you are correct:

$ ls -l /var
drwxr-xr-x  3 root     wheel       512 Aug  1 01:30 dovecot

On a different topic: I also had an issue with the default file locks; I 
had to change:
From: #mbox_write_locks = dotlock fcntl
To: mbox_write_locks = fcntl

I got this change from a blog that turned up in a Google search.

Best Rgds,

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