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Old 01-09-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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php mail() Fedora Core 3

I can not send email from my web server when using php mail() function. Sendmail works great when I use command line.

I have checked apache error log and it displays the following message "Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser."

I have added "apache" as a user under /etc/mail/trusted-users. It didn't fix the problem.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. This is more like a permission problem but I can not figure out for now.

Old 01-17-2005, 06:01 AM   #2
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are you sure apache is running as user 'apache'? check the httpd.conf for User and Group settings, I thought the default is to run as user 'nobody' and group 'nobody'.

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:56 PM   #3
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Hi iluvatar,

my httpd.conf files has the following settings:
User apache
Group apache

I ran ps -ef | grep -i httpd and got the following:

root 18267 1 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18270 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18271 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18272 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18273 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18274 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18275 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18276 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
apache 18277 18267 0 Jan18 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd



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