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Re: virtual pop login

Linuxconf gives these users ids and stores the information in
/etc/vmail/passwd.virtualhostname, /etc/vmail/alias.virtualhostname, and
I believe the user is to login with for example netscape or some other email
client, the server would recognize the user by its username and domain.  So
you can have a user joe@domain1.com and joe@domain2.com, both have login joe
but are two separate email accounts.
In order to get this to work, I need to have the system look up those other
passwd, alias, and shadow files.  I don't know how to set that up.

"Jeremy C. Reed" wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Matt Fair wrote:
> > Has anyone gotten virtual email working with linuxconf and sendmail?
> > My system is set up to sort out the virtual emails, but I cannot log in
> > to the system with the virtual user.
> > Each domain has a passwd file, so it looks like when I login, it doesn't
> > look in those files.
> > When a user logs in to check their email I would like to have it check
> > /etc/passwd and /etc/aliases, and  if the user/password isn't in their
> > it will look in the /etc/vmail/passwd.VIRTUALHOST  and
> > /etc/vmail/aliases.VIRTUALHOST files.
> This sounds interesting. When you say "login" do you mean by ssh or
> telnet, for example?
> I am curious, how does the server (or login program) know which passwd
> files to use?
> Is this with PAM?
> I am guessing, but maybe these "/etc/vmail/ users are mail-only users;
> maybe they are not real Unix users (no UID), so they can't log in.
>   Jeremy C. Reed
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