how do I conceptualize system & virtual users?
skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de
Mon Jun 22 06:18:35 UTC 2015
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2015, lejeczek wrote:
> On 19/06/15 15:13, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
>> On Jun 19, 2015 9:08 AM, "lejeczek" <peljasz at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I guess this would be a common case, I am hoping for some final
>>> a few Linux boxes share ldap (multi-master) backend that PAM/SSSD uses to
>> authenticated users, and these LDAPs are also is used by Samba, users start
>> @ uid 1000.
>>> Boxes are in the same both DNS and Samba domains.
>>> Do I treat these users as system or virtual users from postfix/dovecot
>>> If it can be a matter of choice then which is better/best?
>> I would make them virtual users. This way you can abstract and scale
>> things up. Also your normal users then would not need to have access to
>> your mail servers; they only access the services.
>>> many thanks.
> it can be a tricky for beginner to define those, in old days when one said
> system users thought of OS dedicated accounts for daemons/services etc.
> In this team of postfix+dovecot, which one decides whether user is
> canonical/system or virtual?
Optimally installed, Dovecot provides the user information for Postfix.
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