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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Re: [PATCH] Single user linux
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> > It is possible to implement the entire mail system without anything running
> > as root but xinetd.
>
> You want an MDA with elevated privileges, though...

What role requires priviledge once the port is open ?

DNS lookup does not
Spooling to disk does not
Accepting a connection from a client does not
Doing peercred auth with a client does not
Copying spool articles matching the peercred to the client does not

Alan


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