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Old 09-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
gerrards
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Question ixsspawn : Permission denied when using uucp


Hello,

I'm having an issue with a linux box where I am trying to use uucp. I am getting the following message.

uucp wolverhampton root (2013-09-16 23:06:51.26 31462) Queuing send of /tmp/test.txt to /tmp/test.txt
uucp wolverhampton root (2013-09-16 23:06:51.27 31462) ERROR: ixsspawn: Permission denied
uucp wolverhampton root (2013-09-17 14:57:41.17 516) Queuing send of /tmp/test.txt to /tmp/test.txt
uucp wolverhampton root (2013-09-17 14:57:41.17 516) ERROR: ixsspawn: Permission denied

If I try to uucp the same file from one of our other linux boxes, it works. I can't find ixsspawn on either box so I don't know what permissions it is checking.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Gerrard
 
Old 09-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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Check the permission of the /tmp folder. Which should have the sticky bit set. Sticky bit means only the one that created the file can alter it. As you are moving the file to itself probebly with another user (the daemon user?) the permissions of the file and the sticky bit denies this. See if you can give it a nother name when moving.

To find ixspawn do a
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which ixspawn
 
Old 09-18-2013, 04:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I've checked /tmp and there are no sticky bits set up. The permission is 777.

sh-2.02# which ixsspawn
which: no ixsspawn in (/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:.:/usr/X11R6/bin)

but then again, the output below is what I get from one of the linux boxes that DOES work.

sh-2.02# which ixsspawn
which: no ixsspawn in (/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:.:/usr/X11R6/bin)

Both boxes have the same permission, the same information in the /etc/uucp/sys file, and the one that is failing to send can actually receive the file ok.

EDIT. I've also tried changing the target name but no joy.

Last edited by gerrards; 09-18-2013 at 05:03 AM. Reason: additional information
 
Old 09-18-2013, 06:02 AM   #4
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After some more investigation, I found that /dev/null only had root permission for writing, so I changed that to accommodate uucp. This now works.
 
Old 09-18-2013, 06:09 AM   #5
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Nice solving this. Please mark the thread solved at the top page under "Thread Tools"
 
  


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