DaemonForums  

Go Back   DaemonForums > OpenBSD > OpenBSD General

OpenBSD General Other questions regarding OpenBSD which do not fit in any of the categories below.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 4th May 2008
roundkat roundkat is offline
Shell Scout
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 107
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Anyone running an OpenBSD email server ?

Just curious.. I think most of yall are FreeBSD centric..

Have been toying with the idea (a couple of years ) to move from my Linux
email server to running one on OpenBSD..

What I need
- MTA -- postfix - the easy part
- IMAP - my linux box uses Cyrus-Imap (maildirs) My knowledge is very limited
- Webmail - must support SSL -- Looking a RoundCube
- Spam - Filtering - have already enabled Amavisd - SA - OpenBSD spamd - and Razor on
3 of my smtp gateways.

I guess I just need the Cyrus and Roundcube parts then..

any links (helpful ones.. ) on these two ?
I have just started my reading on Cyrus (OpenBSD does have packages for these)

I will also check the email posts on the old forum..
rk
Reply With Quote
  #2   (View Single Post)  
Old 8th May 2008
nacredata nacredata is offline
Port Guard
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 12
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roundkat View Post
Just curious..

What I need
- MTA -- postfix - the easy part
- IMAP - my linux box uses Cyrus-Imap (maildirs) My knowledge is very limited
- Webmail - must support SSL -- Looking a RoundCube
- Spam - Filtering - have already enabled Amavisd - SA - OpenBSD spamd - and Razor on
3 of my smtp gateways.

I guess I just need the Cyrus and Roundcube parts then..
rk
Yes.

I use Dovecot for POP and IMAP, with PostgreSQL as the user authentication backend. I haven't set it up yet, but do plan to use Roundcube.

I have some sloppy notes on the setup which i plan to clean up at some point. Let me know if you try Dovecot and run into issues.
Reply With Quote
  #3   (View Single Post)  
Old 8th May 2008
s2scott's Avatar
s2scott s2scott is offline
Package Pilot
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Posts: 198
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

It's off the freeware path ... I run openBSD 4.2 and axigen's mail server, http://www.axigen.com. It's a commercial ware (unless you can live within the 5-user free edition limits).
__________________
Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #4   (View Single Post)  
Old 9th May 2008
roundkat roundkat is offline
Shell Scout
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 107
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by s2scott View Post
It's off the freeware path ... I run openBSD 4.2 and axigen's mail server, http://www.axigen.com. It's a commercial ware (unless you can live within the 5-user free edition limits).
I do have 5 accounts.. 4 for me and 1 for the boss, so the free version
would probably work for me..

thx
rk
Reply With Quote
  #5   (View Single Post)  
Old 9th May 2008
s2scott's Avatar
s2scott s2scott is offline
Package Pilot
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Posts: 198
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

It's a nice o/s agnostic -- read: openBSD friendly -- web gui administrated post office. pop, imap, web client access. A file system structure that lends itself to simple (agent-less) backup techniques.

Also, the free-edition limit is on "mailboxs," not aliases. You may have many aliases to each mailbox. So those "four for [you]," may possibly be implementable as "one plus three aliases," which is net one (1) mailbox.

An example ...

john.smith@domain.com
-- jsmith
--administrator
--postmaster

Is one mailbox + three aliases.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #6   (View Single Post)  
Old 9th May 2008
s2scott's Avatar
s2scott s2scott is offline
Package Pilot
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Posts: 198
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Oh, and axigen provides 24x7, complementary support via email, support@axigen.com, even for their freeware "customers."

/S
__________________
Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #7   (View Single Post)  
Old 9th May 2008
Carpetsmoker's Avatar
Carpetsmoker Carpetsmoker is offline
Real Name: Martin
Old man from scene 24
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Posts: 2,075
Thanked 198 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nacredata
I use Dovecot for POP and IMAP, with PostgreSQL as the user authentication backend. I haven't set it up yet, but do plan to use Roundcube.
Why use PostgreSQL for this? Or any database at all?
Using a normal "flat file" is almost always faster, and doesn't require any database software (Which needs to be maintained, can have bugs, takes up recources etc.)
__________________
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
Reply With Quote
  #8   (View Single Post)  
Old 9th May 2008
jggimi's Avatar
jggimi jggimi is offline
More noise than signal
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 3,719
Thanked 214 Times in 189 Posts
Default

I use sendmail. I'm just "Old School," I guess. I was also using dovecot at one time, but no longer do so. I use Openwebmail for rare web-based access.
Reply With Quote
  #9   (View Single Post)  
Old 9th May 2008
roundkat roundkat is offline
Shell Scout
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 107
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carpetsmoker View Post
Why use PostgreSQL for this? Or any database at all?
Using a normal "flat file" is almost always faster, and doesn't require any database software (Which needs to be maintained, can have bugs, takes up recources etc.)
I did look at the OpenBSD email server over at Kernel-panic.it that used
MySQL,
Nice write up but I am so MySql retarded..

The current imap used (which I really like maildirs) is really the
only thing I need to learn..
I have used Dovecot in the past and it was very easy to set up..

Once I finally get off my rear.. (maybe this weekend.. )
I am going to go through a 4.3 install on my other spare box and set this
up..

I am also going to take a look at Axigen.. except they currently don't have
a 4.3 version of their product..

I have learned a lot about UNIX since I brought up my first firewall
back in 2001 (OpenBSD 3.0) but I still feel I don't know much..
The whole "reverse funnel" effect..

Much thx for all the responses..
rk
Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2008
nacredata nacredata is offline
Port Guard
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 12
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carpetsmoker View Post
Why use PostgreSQL for this? Or any database at all?
Using a normal "flat file" is almost always faster, and doesn't require any database software (Which needs to be maintained, can have bugs, takes up recources etc.)
Well, you know, that sounds like such a black and white response. It may come from real experience of yours, but it's perceived tone doesn't recommend it to me.

In most cases I believe there is a tipping point between flat files and client/server database systems when you reach a certain size. This email server will be used by a significantly large number of people and the users will be updated often enough to have things like locking become a consideration.

I also find it conceptually easier to do those additions/update/removals from various other automated and interactive interfaces by using the database approach, as opposed to building in code to parse the flat file in each place I want to interact with the email user list.

Regardles, PostgreSQL is already running dspam on the server and will likely find other uses.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caching-only DNS server on OpenBSD Oko OpenBSD General 1 13th September 2009 08:30 PM
Running your own web server JMJ_coder General software and network 28 13th February 2009 01:15 AM
Best way to check if freebsd server is running a nameserver service/daemon Yuka FreeBSD General 7 6th November 2008 01:26 AM
openVPN 2.1_rc7 (server) on openBSD 4.3 config examples s2scott Guides 2 23rd May 2008 06:16 PM
setting up a proxy server in OpenBSD 4.3 jrake OpenBSD General 1 14th May 2008 06:43 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick