I'm following directions on configuring Dovecot MDA and the instructions are telling me that /var/mail should have the following permissions:
drwxrwsr-x 2 root mail
When I ran ls -ld /var/mail the permissions were:
drwxrwsr-x 3 vmail vmail
So I used chown to change ownership to root and mail, as per instructions and I think this will work. Permissions are now:
drwxrwsr-x 3 root mail
What I don't understand is what is the difference between the 2 and the 3? I've searched and searched and no site seems to have an answer. I know some of you guys are linux pros, could you tell me? Would it make a difference as far as permissions go (2 vs 3)? And could I use chmod to change it? Thanks.