Getting started

Patrick Welche prlw1 at
Wed Feb 25 10:41:59 EST 2004

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 11:39:00AM +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 00:07, Fredrik Petersson wrote:
> > I have struggled hard to get a postfix-cyrus-mysql system run on a SuSE 8.2
> > dist. 
> Out of curiosity, why MySQL? There seem to be a _lot_ of people trying
> to use Cyrus with MySQL, but I haven't seen any mention of why MySQL is
> a particularly desirable choice for authentication.
> Then again, I use LDAP for authentication myself - so I can certainly
> see why there would be a desire for /some/ sort of shared, network
> capable authentication scheme.
> I'd be really interested in why you or others have chosen MySQL as your
> authentication back-end.

I chose an sql backend (postgresql, but the principle is the same)
because exim (and other mailers) can lookup sql databases => the
list of valid local usernames can be the same as the list of
usernames associated with passwords in the imap server.

Presumably the smtp server can also be told to look up valid
local usernames in an ldap server, so you get the same benefit?

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