ehire at globaloptions.com
Wed Mar 14 19:20:28 EET 2007
>> 2. Do not use PAM and Ldap and then let dovecot talk to pam. It is bad.
>> Don't do it.
>> 2a. Unless you like users digging around in random mailboxes.
>> 2b. NSCD is broken and should not be trusted.
> Erm... since I'm running precisely this kind of setup, could you
> please add some detail? I'd be very interested.
> Feel free to reply directly to me, but I think it should be useful
> also for ML archives ;)
For Me, When I was using Dovecot Pam->nss_ldap on 0.99, and 1.0rc1 and rc2,
it caused heavy system load. When I turned on nscd, the system load went
down (Yeah!) but 8 of my 170ish users managed to POP mail out of the wrong
mboxes. (I checked all the obvious things)
When I reconfigured Dovecot to talk directly to Ldap (Without Pam), the
universe returned to the normal level of entropy.
I posted to the mailing list
and got a link to another person with the same behavior.
The general consensus was that nss_ldap has some emotional problems and
dovecot seems to annoy it.... Kind of like poking an angry snapping turtle
with a stick.
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