[OpenAFS] Using OpenAFS for implementing mail servers

Jatin Nansi linuxguru@india.com
Fri, 8 Dec 2000 00:28:21 -0500 (EST)


thanks for the information.
but unfortunately, our corporate policy here is that the users must get
username@domainname.com, thats it, nothing else.
and i still need to load balance, and ensure that the mail folders on all
servers are in sync at all times.
so now how do i do it??


------Original Message------
From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
To: Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>
Sent: December 7, 2000 7:45:05 PM GMT
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] Using OpenAFS for implementing mail servers

Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> writes:

> locking.  We take a different approach and assign each user to one and
> only one POP server, but use DNS to give them names of the form
> username.pobox.stanford.edu so that we can move things between POP servers
> if necessary.

MIT does a similar thing (except MIT uses Hesiod instead of raw DNS
for the pobox lookup).  I would not recommend using AFS for mail
storage (except by the end user).  Use POP or IMAP for users to
connect, and just load-balance the machines by splitting which users
use which servers.


Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/      PP-ASEL      N1NWH
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