failed to open /dev/null: Permission denied (euid=8 egid=12)


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failed to open /dev/null: Permission denied (euid=8 egid=12)Last Modified: Sep 24, 2009, 2:30 am
If you see this error in your /var/log/mainlog, then your /dev/null is likely not set with the correct permissions.
See this code:

[root@server exim]# ls -la /dev/null
crw------- 1 root root 1, 3 Sep 21 05:16 /dev/null
[root@server exim]# chmod 666 /dev/null
[root@server exim]# ls -la /dev/null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Sep 21 05:16 /dev/null

so it should be chmod 666, not 600.

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