[CentOS] Cyrus firstname.lastname@domain
oliver at linux-kernel.at
Sun Oct 30 22:15:33 UTC 2005
Dave Hornford wrote:
> Oliver Falk wrote:
>> Dave Hornford wrote:
>>> I'm converting an environment from mandrake to centos, and always try
>>> to use the applications standard on the distribution. This means a
>>> switch from courier to cyrus.
>>> A bit of reading uncovered a potential problem - the site uses
>>> firstname.lastname at domain, and I have come across references that
>>> Cyrus does not support this. I couldn't find this limitation in the
>>> Cyrus documentation.
>>> Is it true?
>> Hmm. Do you need it as >username<? You could create usernames as
>> firstname_lastname at domain and use the virtusertable to map
>> firstname.lastname at domain to the loginname using the '_'.
>> Another posibility would be to use LDAP... Harder...
>> And yet another posibility (taken from man imapd.conf):
>> unixhierarchysep: 0
>> Use the UNIX separator character '/' for delimiting levels of
>> mailbox hierarchy. The default is to use the netnews separator
>> character '.'.
> Oliver, Thanks
> All I need to do is maintain email address format
> firstname.lastname at domain, I do not need these as either
> unix/windows(samba) usernames. Currently these are a mixed bag of
> firstname, initiallastname & lastname. One step on the migration is to
> at least standardize the new ones.
> Any suggestions on whether we'd be better off operationally using ldap
> to control the mapping or the virtusertable. It is a smallish site (<50
> users), who are looking for a very automated administrative/operations
> This is my first cyrus so what I don't know is everything :-)
Sebastian allready said what there is to say 'bout Cyrus. :-)
There's no need to use LDAP for such a small site, if you don't want to
grow very much or there are really good reasons. :-)
If you don't need the loginnames as first.last at domain, then you're
better off with not using unixhierarchysep, as the normal way using the
netnews seperator is really good tested. :-)
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