autocreatequota - does it really work?
simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Tue Nov 19 10:14:22 EST 2002
Voutsinas Nikos schrieb:
> >I like the createonpost feature very much. It makes life easier for
> >everybody storing user accounts in LDAP or some kind of DB. No need to
> >always call cyradm somehow through webinterface or CLI after creating a
> >user in the directory.
> >Is there a chance this patch makes it into the official source tree?
> I don't think so. Briefly:
> a)this patch has not yet, implemented for the murder environment
> [although, it has been (re)written in a way, to do so easily]
> b)Fully functionality of this patch requires the accommodation of
> external database, to be used for the initialization procedures
> (imappartition, and/or backend server).
> c)I am suspecting that there are patches with higher priority.
> d) After all how many of us are using an ldap based user pool?
> However, the autocreate folders upon login and the createonpost features
> will be very useful for large sites
> a) that couldn't afford or wouldn't like to have a per-user mechanism to
> create inboxes
Maybe there is no need to include the createonpost features but just
modify the autocreatequota feature to automagically create INBOX for
authenticated users. As Ken pointed out, doing the same for lmtp is
difficult but for imap and pop3 it's secure and doesn't hurt.
> b)that have suitable database for storing user's profiles (like ldap),
> and would like to have, a primitive mechanism, to predefine user or
> group specific, CoS [Class of Service], without actually creating their
> c)that may need to "force" subscription at first login, to some folders
> BBorads, like email-help at domain, email-introduction, cmu-announce
> d)that wouldn't like to consume system resources, with thousands of
> users, that never logged in.
> The extended version of this patch will be available, in a month
> or so. Suggestions are always welcome
> Nikos Voutsinas
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