Chapter 18. Using OpenLDAP with Postfix

The previous chapter described how to use MySQL databases as lookup tables in Postfix. In a similar manner, Postfix also has the ability to utilize LDAP databases as lookup tables. With the increasing popularity of LDAP, this can be a very useful feature for mail administrators.

This chapter describes what LDAP is and how to utilize an LDAP database with Postfix. The popular OpenLDAP package is used to demonstrate how to install and use a free LDAP database.

What Is LDAP?

Network directory services has become one of the biggest crazes for computer networks. It allows multiple hosts on a network to share information regarding applications, resources, and users from a common database on the network. Novell's ...

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