On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 06:22:16PM +0000, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> > Even if it was, I wouldn't use it.
> why not? (i'm thinking about the talk you gave at one of the monthly
> meetings last year).
I'm working on getting stuff from a redundant data source. OpenLDAP isn't
close to mysql for reliability etc.
> > In the end, I made an alias for "default", and mail for this user
> > is piped to a shell script that checks MySQL for the address in
> > the To: line, and works out what to do from that. Courtesy of the
> > "default bounce address" postfix has :)
> cute hack..
> most MTAs have non-hacked handles for LDAP.
>> The LDAP server could either be a frontend to a MySQL database, or the
> LDAP directory could be the authorative source for aliases/etc.. and
> you could have nightly jobs to sync between the 2.
Thus introducing yet another thing to go wrong :)
> what exactly are you trying to do anyway? (the end objective, not "put
> aliases in mysql").
Basically setup a database with a load of apps using it (postfix,
webmail, imap, midgard and a few others) and make part of a redundant
cluster using SGI FailSafe, and see how it works.
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