Why are user inboxes called "user.some-user" ?
nic at onlight.com
Sun Jul 19 10:08:36 EDT 2015
On 07/19/2015 06:21 AM, Conrad Kleinespel wrote:
> my question was meant to ask why we even need to separate
> things into "user/..." and "netnews/..." and "shared/..." instead of
> just handling everything through the ACL extension (which should allow
> to have shared mailboxes by given read only access, right?).
> I understand that we have those abstractions in place but I don't yet
> understand why we need those abstractions.
> For instance, why couldn't we put everything in the same namespace:
> and when a user "fred" wants access to the mailbox, just request "fred"
> instead of "user.fred" ?
Ah, sorry, that wasn't quite clear to me. Historical artifact is my
assumption, and the fact that for several years, at CMU, the
pre-existing bboard system (net news-like discussion boards) was
integrated into Cyrus. Separate namespaces for users vs shared folders
vs netnews, etc. makes sense to some; common namespace makes sense to
others. Changing from the former to the latter could be a real mess,
Cyrus history discussion here:
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