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From: Olli Artemjev (ollimetaltelecom.org.ru)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 10:56:12 CDT
2Wietse: What do you think about including postfix whoson patches into
your mailer distribution? You may look for them here:
Related discussion follows (also beginning letters could be found in a
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Laurent Wacrenier wrote:
> From: Laurent Wacrenier <lwavictor.teaser.fr>
> To: Olli Artemjev <ollimetaltelecom.org.ru>,
> Laurent Wacrenier <lwateaser.fr>, postfix-userspostfix.org
> Subject: Re: ?: pop3 before SMTP with whoson
> > 1st: whoson-2.00/ seem to be unable to work with the following
> > configuration:
> > -------------------------------
> > client unixd
> > port=/var/spool/mail/run/whoson.d
> Yes. The dictionary only works with stream sockets, not datagram.
> The reasons are
> 1/ the user query/answer sequence has to be synchronised. When
> using datagrams, you have to emulate streams into.
> 2/ Postfix API does not provide datagram routines
> On a POP server, point 1/ is less important, so datagrams are ok.
Ok, got this.
> Whoson dictionnary does not use whoson-2.0 library but attacks
> directly the sockets. So it does not care of the whoson.conf file.
Ok, got this too. =)
> I suspect theyre is something wrong in your tests. Are you running
> whosond or whoson clients into the chroot jail ?
I've postfix smtpd chrooted to its spool (via master.cf)
Other stuff (popa3d & whosond) are in a normal root.
> Check the postfix log file,
> the existence of socket files and run
> whoson server in verbose mode.
OK. You're right. I did somthing wrong & all seem to work w/o whoson.conf
in spooldir/etc now. Sorry for a noise..
> Another eventuality is that the kernel does not allow process
> in different jails to comunicate with unix sockets.
no. This is not the case - we've named running under chroot & sending logs
to syslogd via socket.
> > Well, I think Wietse should include your patch in next postfix release.
> > (Whould you do this, Wietse? %-) ) I can write short postfix-whoson howto
> > if noone else wants this job & if Wietse will include your patch in the
> > postfix distribution.. Hope you have no license incompatibilities? :)
> As most of the patch is based on existent postfix code, it could be
> distributed without extra licence over postfix one.
Fine. :) Let's wait for Wietse words..
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