[Slackbuilds-users] UID/GID for another Dovecot case

Slacker slacker at slaphappygeeks.com
Sun Feb 15 23:29:34 UTC 2015

On 02/14/2015 08:55 PM, Thomas Szteliga wrote:
> On 02/14/2015 10:21 PM, Slacker wrote:
>> I am writing a Slackdocs article for setting up a virtual mail server
>> using Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL.
>> In this use case we require a separate non-priv user/group for which the
>> Dovecot documents suggest "vmail" ( http://wiki.dovecot.org/VirtualUsers
>> ), and which I have used in my own implementation.
>> This is purely a configuration option and is not required to build the
>> Dovecot package. But it seems to me it is a common enough use case and
>> that having an SBo assigned uid/gid for "vmail" would dovetail nicely
>> with the dovecot docs and simplify virtual mail setup for those building
>> with SBo scripts. It would also simplify my Slackdocs article.
>> So, please consider this a request for either discussion or simply for
>> an assigned uid/gid for a vmail user.
> Hello Slacker,
> please consider using the default uid 5000
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/HowTo/VirtualUserFlatFilesPostfix
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Virtual_user_mail_system
> http://www.stefan-seelmann.de/wiki/mailserver-postfix-dovecot
> and please let us know when Your article is published :-)

I will, on both counts! It is a work in progress!

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