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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:31:05 +0300
From: Jarno Huuskonen <>
Subject: Re: Postfix and procmail delivery ?

On Mon, Oct 15, Solar Designer wrote:
> Why is the suggestion to restrict showq to root not acceptable for
> you, then?

Because I understood that the private showq (in stops even
root from seeing the queue:
Quoting brett:
"take a look at the private setting for the showq command in
/etc/postfix/ of course, this will stop everybody (including
root) from seeing the mail queue since the showq daemon will run without
- brett"

OK, this time I tested it (set showq to private in
(with postfix-20010228pl05 though):
As root:
mailq: warning: Mail system is down -- accessing queue directly
Mail queue is empty

As normal user:
mailq: fatal: Queue report unavailable - mail system is down

Seems to do the job: Well I'd prefer a different error message ;)

> To me, the problem with it is that it remains possible to flush the
> queue.  And restricting qmgr in the same way (via breaks
> things.  I haven't checked the code to see what can be done, yet.

I browsed the postfix mailinlist archives and there was some
discussion about restricting mailq/flushing the queue. I got the
impression that Wietse might implement the feature if people convince
to him that it's necessary.


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