Fetchmail and ip-up
d.brewer at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Aug 26 14:03:26 PDT 2002
I have fetchmail up and runnig and working fine (now). I have decided
that I would like to have it automatically start when I dial-in to the
internet through ppp. The script ip-up works fine for other commands.
I have a .fetchmailrc in the user daniel home directory but not in the
root directory. My ip-up looks like this:
fetchmail -v -d 60
When I long as the user daniel fetchmail does not start. I assume this
has something to do with ppp being run as root. As such I changed ip-up
to the following:
su daniel-c fetchmail -v -d 60
This means that it runs the fetchmail as user daniel if I start ppp
through root but if I run it as user daniel it still does not work.
I probably could copy the .fetchmailrc to root but this does not seem
very security wise.
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