[CentOS] Cyrus firstname.lastname@domain

Oliver Falk 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 
> environment.
> 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. :-)

So long,

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