On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Dan Langille wrote:You are correct. That fits the general definition of virtual domains.
> In short: the steps within that article will allow one to
> set up postfix and receive mail for multiple domains. Does that not
> fit into the definition of "virtual domains"?
There is inherent confusion already with the overloaded word "virtual" as
it is used in postfix. It would be nice if your directions would help
clarify some of the aspects.
> AFAIK, virtual_maps for address mapping is one valid and widely usedThat proves my point. The statement is correct by itself, but that is not
> method of implementing virtual domains.
really how virtual_maps are being used in your example.
> I know there are other waysLet me offer a suggestion, then. In your example, make it very clear that
> to implement, as demonstrated by the reference above. I chose one
> and ran with it because it's quite simple to set up and very similar
> to a strategy widely used with sendmail.
you are demonstrating sendmail-style virtual domains where every local
account exists in all of the domains accepted by postfix. Your table has
headings "virtual address" and "real address". It's not really the real
address. It is the name of the local account where the email is
In the event that users in one virtual domain should be distinct from
Here is an overall picture. You have some of this in your directions. At
There are two types of postfix-style virtual domains. There is the
virtual_maps serves two functions. It can map any address (real or
virtual_mailbox_maps stores the domain marker and the entries for _all_ of
If the pieces appropriate to your configuration can be incorporated in
On a side note, I agree with a previous poster that I would not encourage
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