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Re: Postfix integration: Oracle or LDAP?

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  • Jeroen Geilman
    ... 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. ... Perhaps I will have
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 1, 2010
      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
      >> configuration.
      >>
      > +1 Cyrus. Even easier configuration, robust, fast, and feature
      > complete.
      >
      >
      Perhaps I will have to re-visit Cyrus sometime :)
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