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Re: Managing a mail/web server without Unix accounts

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> I am looking for a documentation, as much detailed as possible,
> on the setup of an Internet server (mail, several domains, POP
> and IMAP, a Web server with FTP and DAV upload by customers,
> may be Zope), *without* Unix accounts. The actual database
> should be a DBMS (possibly with three-tier architectures).

> I want free software, as much as possible, and I prefer it already
> packaged. (I *can* patch Qpopper and Zope but I prefer something
> which will not force me to manage a fork.)
> Apparently, there are many parts of the complete solution: PAM
> <http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam/index.html> (any list of
> PAMified apps in Debian?), LDAP <http://www.openldap.org/>, but
> no comprehensive documentation discussing pros and cons, practical
> problems, lists of applications which support it, etc.

I use exim and courier-imap/pop3 for the mailserver. Neither of these needs
patching. For webhosting I use caudium (http://caudium.net) with a few
custom modules that I wrote. The backend database is mysql (could be
postgres too).

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