If this is the case, why not NFS mount (read-only) the real vpopmail
directory structure so you can do CHKUSR lookups.  If it's read-only
then there shouldn't be any impact other than network traffic to the
real backend server.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Wilkinson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 12:01 PM
To: vchkpw@inter7.com
Subject: RE: [vchkpw] chkusr on gateway mx?

Paul Theodoropoulos wrote:
> is there any way to run chkusr on these 'gateway' MX servers? i use 
> MySQL authentication. The mysql server is the pop server, and i 
> replicate that on the primary MX (where the majority of mail comes 
> in). is there any way to 'hook' into the authentication info in the
> replicated database directly?    
> that woudl be ideal, as it should be quite fast.
This isn't possible with the current version of chkuser. I'm wanting to
do the exact same thing. Vpopmail currently needs access to 1) the
authentication scheme (MySQL in your case) 2) the file system (to check
the ~qmail/control files and .qmail- files for aliases and catchalls)

Also, keep in mind that you can set up vpopmail/chkuser to check against
the primary MySQL database. There is no need to replicate it.

I've been told that the Antonio wants to build client/server
functionality into chkuser but hasn't been able to find the time. I for
one look forward to seeing it.

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