[Dovecot] system v. virtual mailboxes, was Re: Thunderbird problem
skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de
Thu Jul 1 10:59:21 EEST 2010
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On Wed, 30 Jun 2010, Charles Marcus wrote:
> On 2010-06-29 4:16 PM, /dev/rob0 wrote:
>> Virtual mailboxes have their place, of course, but they're overused,
>> especially at small sites. I suppose this might be in part because
>> most HOWTOs are for virtual.
> That's just plain silly. Virtual users are extremely simple to setup, no
> need for MySQL unless you have a bunch.
Hmm, I understood Rob's post arguing that almost every Unix daemon "just
plainly works" with system users. And, IMO, this is true for both: MTA and
Dovecot. The requirements are low, because you have system tools to create
users, installed daemons are pre-packaged to use them. Install, and you
I do _not_ argue about security here. I really wonder why some distros
still allow ssh-access by default for every user and some don't. Even a
virtual-user based setup requires system users, so one cannot ignore uid
related security either.
I also don't argue about flexibility.
Rob is talking about a newbie setup (IMHO) and I do agree to him. Once one
got accustomed to the field of mail-related services, one can make
> It's more a matter of the individuals skill level.
Well, a "system user" setup requires almost no skill of mail-related stuff
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