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[leafnode-list] Permissions in /var/spool/news
I've got leafnode to work, up to a point. ?I can connect and apparently
download news group messages. ?But, nothing is actually present in the
Now the FAQ with leafnode lists as a possibility the following two options
when fetchnews does not fetch any articles, so:-
1 ?Run fetchnews with the -f parameter. ?I have done this and it makes no
2. ?/var/spool/news may have the wrong permissions. ?/var/spool/news and all
its subdirectories should be drwxrwsr-x and owned by user and group news. ?I
am enclosing a cut and paste from the console to show the current set up.
linux:/var/spool/news # ls -l
drwxrwxr-x ? 10 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 29 16:21 .
drwxr-xr-x ? 17 root ? ? root ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 23 16:51 ..
-rw-rw-r-- ? ?1 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? ? ?0 Mar 23 19:32 active.read
drwxrwxr-x ? ?3 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 29 16:20 alt
drwxr-xr-x ? ?2 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 23 16:51 failed.postings
drwxr-xr-x ? ?2 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 29 16:18 interesting.groups
drwxr-xr-x ? ?2 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 31 16:02 leaf.node
drwxr-xr-x ?1002 news ? ? news ? ? ? ?12288 Mar 23 16:51 message.id
drwsr-xr-x ? ?2 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 23 16:51 out.going
drwxrwxr-x ? ?3 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 29 16:20 uk
drwxrwxr-x ? ?3 news ? ? news ? ? ? ? 4096 Mar 29 16:21 uklinux
I have to confess that I am scared to try and alter the permissions without
help. ?I think that I could alter the rwx permissions OK, but the "s"
permission baffles me. ?I've read my linux Red Hat manual on the subject of
File and Directory permissions with a dawning sense of horror. When it comes
to the chapter of how suid and guid fit into the picture I'm lost.
I am frightened to go changing the permissions and totally horse up the OS. ?
Can you help please?
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