[CentOS] large numbers of linux system user for postfix
ben at adversary.org
Mon Nov 8 11:42:39 UTC 2010
On 8/11/10 7:30 PM, ahmad riza h nst wrote:
> i need to setup a mail server with postfix + dovecot + webmin +
> virtualmin + virtual user with linux system user. the virtual user
> may reach to thousands user from several hundreds virtual domains.
That shouldn't be a problem. Postfix has had support for this for
well over a decade.
> what i concern is large numbers of linux system user which used in
> these setup, is it good or bad?
Virtual users with a Postfix/Dovecot installation does not equate to
real Linux/shell accounts. If the only service being provided is
mail, then there's no reason to create real accounts.
> maybe somebody would share their experience about this setup ?
> any links would be good.
> postfix 2.6.7
> dovecot 2.0.6
> centos 5.x
Is there any particular reason you've chosen these versions? That is,
are there specific functions which these versions provide that are not
in prior versions?
I ask because I'm running these versions in CentOS 5.x:
If the only concern is security updates, these are backported to the
current versions in CentOS.
> webmin + virtualmin
I've had no experience with either of these as I edit the config files
with a text editor.
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