[SASAG] Linux Mail Server Authentication

Eric eric at kahklen.com
Thu Jun 29 12:08:07 PDT 2006

As I understand it, one of the main reasons not to use the local account
is for security reason on the box.  I've never used Openldap, but wonder
if its more or less complicated than mysql.

On Thu, 2006-29-06 at 11:46 -0700, Atom Powers wrote:
> On 6/29/06, Eric <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
> > I've read about using a few different authentication mechanisms for
> > setting up Linux mail servers, but I recently read about one using
> > authuserdb.  It got me thinking about what most people use when
> > configuring a new mail server for lets say under 100 users?  I've seen a
> > number of "how to's" using mysql or the built-in user accounts on the
> > linux box.
> For ~1000 users I use postfix ( -> cyrus ) -> saslauthd -> pam_ldap -> openldap.
> The same mechanism, saslauthd, can be use to auth to the local passwd
> files via pam.
Eric Kahklen
Lynnwood, WA

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