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Mino De Angelis
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sendmail ldap

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to configure sendmail 8.11 with openldap 2.1.3 to recevie mail for users not without an account on the machine (not present in /etc/passwd).
I read the books and the readme od openldap and sendmail, but I was not able to choose the right way.
Thanks in advance.

W.C. Epperson
Trusted Contributor

Re: sendmail ldap


This is waaaaay non-trivial. We spent months trying to make OpenLDAP work reliably on hp-ux, had constant problems with threading, finally gave up and put the mail hub on a Linux box. You're probably facing a lot of trial and error, and performance/functionality trade-offs. You'll have to choose and integrate everything from password encryption method (we used crypt because we were migrating from a NIS setup) to delivery/retrieval software agents (we used Cyrus).

Maybe someone can give you a cookbook, but we couldn't find one. Good luck.
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