Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Wed Jul 27 21:23:12 UTC 2005

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Isn't a new version of SME (from the contribs.org people) almost ready?
I thought I read something along those lines.

On Jul 27, 2005, at 11:34 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 10:34, Dean Mumby wrote:
>>>> I'm setting up an SME server for use as a student webmail  
>>>> server. We
>>>> already
>>>> have an existing LDAP server (RHEL 4), is there any way to make SME
>>>> authenticate against our already existing LDAP for email user  
>>>> accounts??
>>>> Thanks,
>>> You should be able to do this using the pam_ldap & nss_ldap  
>>> packages.
>>> On our Suse 9.1 server it's just a config in YASY or Fedora core I
>>> just ran "setup" and then went into the authentication section  
>>> and set
>>> things up.
>> That sounds fine , but I dont believe it will work for sme as how  
>> would
>> the user directories be created. All the web mail /imap folders are
>> created by the subroutines when a user is created in the server- 
>> manager.
> SME is a highly customized RedHat 7.3.  It adds a web-form admin
> interface which builds a database and uses perl scripts to rebuild
> program config files as needed with the values from that database.
> What this means is that you can make it do about anything you
> could do with RH7.3 but if you need to modify config files that
> are normally managed by the SME scripts you have to build custom
> templates to maintain your changes instead of editing the config
> files directly. However, there are a lot of third-party addons
> that might do what you need already.  You'll almost certainly
> need to add the users locally, but you should be able to find
> a script to add them in bulk.  Then if you want to check passwords
> against the ldap server you only need to configure pam_ldap and
> add it to the services where you want it to apply (I'm looking
> at an older version where /etc/pam.d/imap doesn't doesn't follow
> the RH convention of referencing system-auth, but maybe that's
> changed in the current version that uses dovecot imap).  If you
> find a /etc/e-smith/templates/etc/... template directory matching any
> file you modify, you must create the corresponding
> /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/... files with perl snippets to
> maintain your changes.
> -- 
>   Les Mikesell
>    les at futuresource.com
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