On Wednesday 25 June 2003 21:32, Rick Macdougall wrote:
> Hi,
> Maybe I'm missing something, but why can't you continue to use userdb
> for system users?
> qmail - will still work like it used to

yup. qmail isnt involved at this point.

> courier-imap will work with it
> courier-pop will work with it.

err  ... because we aren't using courier-imap or courier-pop?

we are using tcpserver and qmail-pop3d, authenticating against vchkpw. as 
described in the vpopmail INSTALL file.

if courier-pop will do it for us, (authenticating system users agaisnt 
/etc/userdb and virtual domains against vchkpw ) then thats what we'll do ... 

I thought courier-pop used a cdb database thing,  /etc/userdb is a gd 
database ... shrug .. I'll go and check out this 'courier-pop' thing then.

thanks ...

> Regards,
> Rick
> Robin Szemeti wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We have been running qmail with sqwebmail for web-mail, we have been
> > using /etc/userdb for sqwebmail authentication, as this is allows us to
> > have seperate mail passwords to ssh/login passwords on system accounts
> > ...
> >
> > we've recently upgraded to vpopmail and vchkpw and would really like to
> > continue with the 'seperate password' scenario, but as far as I can see
> > the only option is to authenticate system accounts agaisnt /etc/passwd
> >
> > My only thoughts so far are to set up a virtual domain for localhost, add
> > users to the domain and then symlink
> > /var/vpopmail/domains/localhost/<username> to /home/<username> ....
> >
> > this must be an already-solved oroblem, and I'm just not seeing it ...
> > any clues?

Robin Szemeti

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World

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