Re: virtual pop login
On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Matt Fair wrote:
> 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
Oh. So they are not real Unix logins -- just POP3 (or maybe IMAP).
> you can have a user email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
You need to have a POP3 (and/or IMAP) server that will do this.
I don't use Linuxconf so I don't exactly understand what you need. But I
do use a POP3 that can supposedly work with Linuxconf.
> > 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.
Except that is checks the virtual passwd file first.
Look at: http://www.ndn.net/perl/minorfish/gnu-pop3d-list/2000/06/12 and
Jeremy C. Reed
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