[OpenAFS] mail spool on AFS

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
20 Nov 2001 11:15:11 -0500

Nathan Rawling <nrawling@firedrake.net> writes:

> By adding LDAP, or another directory service in front of this system (ex,
> X.500 similar to Umich) you can easily migrate users between servers as
> well. It could be implemented using flat files and DNS only, but it would
> probably be a real hassle to maintain.

MIT uses Hesiod, which is based on DNS.  The management is
via a database that writes out the DNS file.  This way users
can be migrated -- the mail apps look up the POServer in Hesiod
to find out which Mail Server to contact.


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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