setting up LDAP objects for mail server

Hi,

What should I do to setup LDAP objects on oes to setup a mail server?

Thanks


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  • Erol wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > What should I do to setup LDAP objects on oes to setup a mail server?
    >
    > Thanks


    Need some more information please:

    OpenLDAP or eDirectory?
    What kind of access do you want? (POP3, IMAP, Webmail)


    For most mailservers, you don't need to do any fancy LDAP setup. I
    usually recommend Postfix for the MTA (which comes by default on OES).
    An MTA is the part that accepts the messages via SMTP and delivers the
    mail locally (or reroutes it/rewrites it, postfix is very powerful). You
    can also later integrate spamassassin and clamav (or your favorites) for
    spam and antivirus filtering via amavis-new.

    For mail retrieval, I usually go with Dovecot for POP3/IMAP access, and
    IMP from the horde package (horde.org) for webmail.

    Postfix can generally handle the local delivery for you (I recommend
    Maildir format to home dirs if small scale, otherwise a dedicated
    directory on a SAN-mounted disk or database storage to
    MySQL/PostGre/Oracle).

    On OES, assuming you're using eDirectory and not OpenLDAP, you really
    don't need to touch the LDAP objects unless you have more than 65,000
    individual users on a single machine. Just set up the users for Linux
    User Management (LUM) and they'll show up as local users in PAM, and you
    just set up the package as if you had created them all locally.

    Let me know if you have a more specific reason why you need to use LDAP.

    --
    Justin Grote
    Network Architect
    JWG Networks
  • We have a problem with Dovecot server cooperation with the LUM service (pam_nam.so). We have tried different configurations in the /etc/pam.d/dovecot file without success - the user login to the server ends with the error: "AUTHENTICATION FAILED".
    If your Dovecot server works with the LUM service, I would like to know the correct entries in the file /etc/pam.d/dovecot and dovecot.conf.
    Greetings,
     
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  • We have a problem with Dovecot server cooperation with the LUM service (pam_nam.so). We have tried different configurations in the /etc/pam.d/dovecot file without success - the user login to the server ends with the error: "AUTHENTICATION FAILED".
    If your Dovecot server works with the LUM service, I would like to know the correct entries in the file /etc/pam.d/dovecot and dovecot.conf.
    Greetings,
     
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