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From: Wietse Venema (wietseporcupine.org)
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 13:48:26 CDT
Believe it or not, I have have actually tested both the sendmail
style and the postfix style virtual domains.
I repeat my recommendation to follow the instructions. In particular,
USE THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH YOUR POSTFIX VERSION.
As Postfix changes over time, I actually spend time to update its
documentation. DO NOT USE OLD DOCUMENTATION WHEN CONFIGURING A
If something does not work, USE REAL EXAMPLES AND SHOW REAL LOGGING
Thank you for paying attention.
> Dear List Members!
> I've fond postings about my problem but not really an elegant solution.
> Several times 'sendmail style' virtual maps are mentioned. (Really just in
> release 20010228 implemented? - It seems to run anyway with 19991231,
> hmmm, may be even new snapshot the solution?)
> If I have the following situation (and many others may have similar
> environment, I think):
> the only domain-mailserver - it's member of mydomain, of course:
> (because of using cyrus IMAP server and simple windows mail client
> machines with outlook)
> server1.mydomain.com, IP 188.8.131.52 (example)
> (DNS A record 'mail.mydomain.com' points to 184.108.40.206, and reverse zone
> entry points to 'mail.mydomain.com', too. An additional A record for
> 'server1.mydomain.com' points to same IP.)
> postfix (19991231) on server1 is instruct to react (answer) as
> myhostname = mail.mydomain.com
> mydomain = mydomain.com
> myorigin = $mydomain
> I want to use virtual domains only. Local Users don't exist but local
> (IMAP-)mailboxes as targets for postfix/cyrus delivery.
> Only mail addresses like firstname.lastnamemydomain.XXX should exist;
> no XXXunnecessary.mydomain.XXX are wanted. (No human usually is
> interested in machine names.)
> My virtual(.db):
> # user1mydomain.com is the recipients address (senders
> # address too, of course)
> # user1 is the local mailbox user (no shell account, <- for this virtual
> # problem it doesn't matter)
> mydomain.com anything
> peter.gabrielmydomain.com pgabriel
> dolly.bustermydomain.com dbuster
> # rewrite net to com domain (same users)
> mydomain.net anything
> mydomain.net mydomain.com
> Now I don't want to use
> mydestination = $mydomain
> because of warnings in maillog referring to wrong use of VIRTUAL MAPS and
> because I don't want the short name form to be accepted
> But if I set
> mydestination = # (empty)
> no local user (mailbox) is known - all the mails to virtual users out of virtual
> map (envelope address rewritten to e.g. 'pgabrielmydomain.com') are
> bounced with 'status=bounced (unknown user:
> What is my wrong thought?
> Can anyone help me?
> Regards, Hasso
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