cyrusv2 delivery to non-local mailboxes?

Base David base_david at
Fri Aug 27 09:00:32 EDT 2004

Hi all,

I've got solaris 9, sendmail 8.12.10, cyrus imap 2.2.6, cyrusv2 using
lmtp successfully delivering mail to /var/spool/imap/user/xxxx created
with cyradm.

But, the customer wants ~/user/xxxx to actually live out on a SAN behind
a windows file server (which I can mount using Sharity).  I understand
cyrus is not supposed to be able to do this because it needs Unix
semantics and a working mmap()/write() combination.  And , in fact,
delivery does fail and logs the following:

lmtpunix[9891]: [ID 860734 local6.debug] verify_user(user.c0539a30a)
failed: Mailbox has an invalid format

Rather than punt and buy terrabytes of local solaris disk, I thought I
would check with you guys for a possible work-around.

Any ideas?

Dave Base

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