On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 06:56:10PM -0500, AJ McKee mentioned:
> > However IMP, the webmail client talked to a MySQL database for temporary
> > storage of session info. It talked to an IMAP server, and an SMTP server
> > for getting/sending mail. The IMAP server authenticated against an oracle
> > server.
> But its much nicer if you use qmail with a mysql hack ( I think I have seen
> one for oracle as well) for a user list and stuff. Mails still kept on file
> system. A lot like the way hotmail done it for ages. May still do actually.
> Then use PHP as the web client
Yeah. Did that. <probes deep memory>
I had a cron job that built the /var/qmail/aliases file from Oracle every
ten minutes, then hacked the qmail-getpw program to check oracle instead
of the /etc/password file (just in case someone was added to the DB in the
meantime). Of course, both programs had been hacked into knowing that
there were two oracle databases off the one name, and that it should try
the lower IP (master) first.
The database wasn't for mails...just addresses/passwords etc. Obviously,
I'd hacked IMAP to oracle authenticate too.
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