[POLL] Cyrus 2.2 virtdomains behavior (Was: global admin without defaultdomain?)

Christos Soulios soulbros at noc.uoa.gr
Sun Dec 28 06:40:07 EST 2003

Hi list.
It would be very helpful if I could choose _only_ one from these 
options. You see, with current code for virtual domains, I faced the 
following frustrating situation.

Provided that I have set up two domains foo.com and bar.com in my dns 
server and that I have given 2 IP addresses to my Cyrus.

Then a user may connect to the server foo.com and login with the 
username christos at bar.com.

Well, this is a pretty uncomfortable situtation, since users may login 
to different domains from the ones they got connected, which seems a 
little bit weird to me.

My opinion is that cyrus should provide an option on how to find out the 
domain. Also, I understand that current situation is helpful for some 
admins. For this reason I would suggest having 4 options, which would be 
something like : none, byuserid, byipaddress, both.

I think this would be a fair sollution for everyone.


Ken Murchison wrote:
> This has to do with the fact that the virtdomains code handles domains 
> by login id and ip address simultaneously.  If you don't have a fully 
> qualified user id, the code will do a reverse lookup on the ip address 
> of the local NIC and add that domain.  The only way to prevent the 
> appending of the domain is by setting a default domain.
> I could probably fix this by changing the code to only do virtdomains by 
>  one mechanism at a time, NOT both.  Since the 2.2 code recently added 
> the ability to have enumerated config options, I could change the 
> virtdomains option to be a tri-state variable, something like [ off, 
> byuserid, byipaddress ].  As long as nobody is depending on the current 
> behavior, I have no problem changing this.  Of course, if people do need 
> the current bevavior, I could add a fourth state to handle this.
> I'd like to get some feedback from those of you that have been using the 
> virtdomains code before I go and make any changes.
> Happy Holidays,
> Ken

Christos Soulios (soulbros_at_noc.uoa.gr)

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