Re: Shell accounts for multiple domains on one box
On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:55:59PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> IBM offered virtual servers like that a couple of years
> back for free test period. You might get some information
> on their web site about it. It was their z-series. Developers
> could get root access on a virtual machine; if I recall the
> real machines were supposed to be able to service thousands of
> virtual machines.
I don't know if I need anything that serious. Basically, all
I need right now is to allow the following: if there's a
user firstname.lastname@example.org and a user email@example.com, we won't run into
troubles, because the system will somehow be domain-aware.
I could get rid of shell access and go with
postfix/exim/pick-your-MTA virtual mail domains, then use
Apache virtual web domains and so forth. But I wonder if I
could get that last bill of shell love.
I'm sure there's some hackish way to write a script that,
say, looks at the form of the username I'm creating, parses
it into a username and a domain name, and creates the
corresponding /home/domain/user directory, but I was hoping
there was some more professional-grade approach.
Thanks for any words of wisdom you can pass along.
Stephen R. Laniel