custom notifications

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Tue Feb 15 06:14:02 EST 2011

On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 10:37 +0100, Wolfgang Hennerbichler wrote:
> Hi, 
> I'd like to write a custom notification system (using xmmp or
> something like that, I don't know yet :)) for cyrus. 

+1, same here.

> I've had a look at the notify_unix/simple_notify - file in the
> contrib-directory. It doesn't seem to work in my installation (the
> script doesn't log any notifications, although notifyd does for
> example notify zephyr, which works), or maybe I don't understand the
> concept of notifications. So I'd like to ask a couple of questions: 

I believe notifications have to be pushed by SIEVE.  At least that is
what I recall from the last time I looked at it [quite some time ago].

> * does anybody have custom notifications up and running by reading the
> notification-socket of cyrus?

Not me.  I've tried.  The documentation is beyond "thin".

> * does notifyd need to be running in order to make the notify-socket
> readable, or is the notify-socket filled by the cyrus-master process? 

The socket won't exist unless the notify server is defined.

> * where would I find instructions on that? 

There is very little beyond the man page and the one perl script you

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