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Re: LDAP/mail interaction

On Wed, Jul 14, 1999 at 05:41:51PM +0200, Wilbert de Graaf wrote:
> Jeff,
> > I am looking for options for a complete, Open Source mail
> > solution that uses LDAP to store all user/auth info.
> >
> Isn't it true that if you change you're OS to use LDAP instead of
> /etc/passwd or NIS, SendMail automatically uses LDAP. The OS will verify
> username/password against LDAP and also the ~ will get from LDAP right ? I
> heard it's possible to do this on both Linix and Irix but didn't try it
> myself.

The makes the presumption that you are in some way wanting to map Unix
userids to mailboxes. Unless you have some strong requirement (like offering
shell access to mail) this is generally not needed or even a good idea. 

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