RFC from the list

Pawel pornholio at stormbyte.com
Thu Jan 25 16:24:08 PST 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jesse Tie Ten Quee" <highos at highos.com>
To: <lfs-apps at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: RFC from the list


> Yo,
>
> On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 08:31:25AM -0500, Pawel wrote:
> > Now, what about adding just mail users, and not system users? Most of
the
> > users on our system will only need mail access, and very few will need
ftp.
> > We thought about just dumping all the mail users in the same
homedirectory,
> > setting /dev/null for their shell, and so on... But it would be better,
I
> > think, if we could only add them for the mail deamons, and not for the
whole
> > system. Some one mentioned that qmail can do that, what about Postifx ?
>
> I haven't explorer actually having non-system users.. i just set the
> shell to /usr/bin/passwd and limit there home dir to /home/users, not
> the perfect setup, but it works for me..
>
> There isn't a native solution to this (as far as i've seen), but there
> are patch'es floating around..lemme see.. uh..can't find any right now,
> alltough i do know a few that would access a SQL Database (MySQL), i
> can't find the URL right now, but they also had patch'es for proftpd,
> etc and a few others. (at the same site)
>
> -
> Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com
>
Thanks man, it would be nice if I could set them up in a MySQL db... guess I
need to do more research, but at least the relaying problem is solved...

Pawel


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