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Im not very talented at coding but used the basics of creating a shell script and printing out outputs to check for configuration standards and write them to a text file. Ive tried to show expected/desired output and then what the output is. You can get the document from CIS here or you may need to fill in a form to get it ...


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A server that receives email and delivers it to local users needs root permissions for two things. The component that listens to incoming connections needs to bind the TCP ports for SMTP (25 without SSL, 465 with SSL), because port numbers below 1024 are reserved to administrator-controlled services and binding them is reserved to root (or processes with ...


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The reason the master process has to be started as root is because only root can bind to a port in the range of the first 1024 "privileged" ports. Running any type of software as root could be considered a security thread but it also depends how secure the software itself is, and if updates/patches are applied regularly. If you would like to add an extra ...


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The Postfix master process is the one that launches the other daemons. In particular, it launches the daemon that delivers mail locally; the latter must be able to impersonate any user ID in the system, which involves beginning its life as root. Thus, it is mostly unavoidable that the master process runs as root; otherwise, it would not work at all. ...



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