Vacation Application

Kenneth Marshall ktm at
Tue Mar 10 15:05:59 EDT 2009

We use SmartSieve ( to
manage vacation/sieve scripts. We look up the appropriate backend
in our LDAP directory, but a DNS lookup could be done just as
easily. It is simple to setup an configure, 1.0RC2.


On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 03:00:39PM -0400, Gottschalk, David wrote:
> 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 This application is old and outdated, and needs to be replaced.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.
> Cheers,
>     -nic
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