OFF TOPIC: pw add user slow
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Tue Oct 18 14:32:58 UTC 2016
On Tue, October 18, 2016 9:21 am, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 10/18/16 15:05, Frank Shute wrote:
>> Doesn't the imap server have an option for using a relational database
>> than filling passwd up? I'd go for that option if it does.
> If we're talking about dovecot as the IMAP server in question, then,
> yes, it can connect to a wide variety of databases for it's
> authentication data. It can also read from an arbitrary passwd(7)
> format file -- not the same as the system passwd file.
> On the scale the OP is working with, personally I'd not create 6000 unix
> user accounts on the IMAP server: rather create a single account to own
> all of the imap Maildirs and use a separate database of Mail user
> accounts. This and other configuration patterns are discussed in detail
> on the Dovecot wiki as I recall.
I have off topic question. Just the other day I got warning that dovecot
port currently has no maintainer. I was so happy with dovecot for over one
and a half decades, so switching to something else doesn't give me good
feelings. Anybody knows any more details about dovecot port?
Thanks a lot for your answers!
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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