On 09/01/2010 08:21 PM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-09-01 at 20:13 +0200, Jeroen Geilman wrote:
>> On 08/25/2010 03:17 PM, Zhou, Yan wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> We want to implement SMTP authentication in Postfix and support multiple
>>> virtual domains. Rather than having user/domain/endpoint in different
>>> files, we prefer them either in database (Oracle) or LDAP. I am trying
>>> to weigh the pros and cons of both options. I have not seen examples
>>> about Oracle (most are with MySQL). We are building a new system, so we
>>> do not have any legacy data to migrate.
>>> Anyone have an opinion or can direct me to some documents that outline
>>> pros and cons of Oracle integration and LDAP integration with Postfix? I
>>> already got LDAP working and find it fairly easy, not sure if Oracle
>>> integration is just like that.
>> Adding to the earlier replies, it won't be that easy at all, because
>> there is no postfix support for Oracle maps.
>> Postfix, of course, doesn't do SMTP authentication - it asks an SASL
>> provider, which says "yes" or "no".
>> In this sense, postfix support for $yourbackend is only part of the
>> equation - your chosen SASL provider must support it too.
>> Currently supported SASL providers are Cyrus and dovecot;
> SASL with LDAP is pretty common.
I never said it wasn't common, I clarified that SASL backends have
nothing to do with postfix.
He seemed unsure, or mixing them up.
>> one advantage
>> of dovecot is that it supports just about absolutely any backend you can
>> think of - except, obviously, Oracle - and I really like its easy
> +1 Cyrus. Even easier configuration, robust, fast, and feature
Perhaps I will have to re-visit Cyrus sometime :)