Vacation Application

Gottschalk, David dgottsc at
Tue Mar 10 15:00:39 EDT 2009

No murder here.

Oldschool Cyrus setup. I want to upgrade it actually, but there are 30K + accounts on these 3 servers.

The only problem I see with having it try each server, but failing how do you know if it really isn't that server, or there is just a network issue.

David Gottschalk
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david.gottschalk at

-----Original Message-----
From: Nic Bernstein [mailto:nic at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:00 PM
To: Gottschalk, David
Cc: info-cyrus at
Subject: Re: Vacation Application

On 03/10/2009 12:42 PM, Gottschalk, David wrote:
> Hi All,
>   I have a question regarding a vacation application for Cyrus servers. I want to know what others are using to meet this need. Currently, we have a home grown application that allows users to enable/disable vacation messages for their Cyrus accounts. This application is old and outdated, and needs to be replaced. I found the Horde vacation application which looks like it will meet my needs, but I have one issue. We currently have three Cyrus servers with all the accounts spread out across those three servers. The problem I am running into with any vacation application, is how to identify to the vacation application which server a user is on without the user needing to know this information. Is anyone else in a similar situation?
Um, use a murder?  Otherwise you may want to adapt something like the
cyrus user validation script which was recently posted here.  Your
application could then perform lookups in the output of that script.
Lastly, you could just let you application attempt authenticating
against each server, in turn, stopping once it succeeds.


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