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Re: postfix, cyrus-imapd and ldap limitation
From: Victor Duchovni (Victor.DuchovniMorganStanley.com)
Date: Wed May 03 2006 - 12:36:40 CDT
On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 06:34:30AM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> I have a client with a somewhat long domain name... myhomelenders.net
This is not an unusually long domain name...
> I am using LDAP and the primary mail address is in an ldap attribute
> called 'mail' and that is working fine.
> I also use an ldap attribute called 'mailLocalAddress' for storing
> aliases and those have been working fine until now.
> using raw ldapsearch, it works fine when I...
> ldapsearch -x '(mailLocalAddress=usernamemyhomelenders.net)'
> but apparently the chop comes after 23 characters because when I send
> mail to the usernamemyhomelenders.net...
> I get an email rejection for usernamemyhomelenders.n
> Reporting-MTA: dns; srv1.myhomelenders.net
> X-Postfix-Queue-ID: 4C7F8F8CD0
> X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; rootmyhomelenders.net
> Arrival-Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 18:25:02 -0700 (MST)
> Final-Recipient: rfc822; usernamemyhomelenders.n
> Original-Recipient: rfc822; usernamemyhomelenders.net
> Action: failed
> Status: 5.0.0
> Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; [myhomelenders.n]: Name or service not known
Find out which of your rewriting tables returned the truncated answer.
Postfix does no such truncation.
> and I get the email in 'user.et' (the balance of the name that remained
> from above) which was delivered by cyrus.
This means that the address got rewritten to:
or something similar due to data entry errors in your LDAP database.
> So it seems as though the problem comes from postfix.
That is the wrong conclusion.
> # grep filter /etc/postfix/main.cf
> virtualAliases_query_filter = (|(mail=%s)(mailLocalAddress=%s))
Do debug LDAP lookup issues, use
postmap -q localdomain ldap:mapname | cat -etv
This will expose any unexpected content in the table result.
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