DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-10
Re: mailserver using dfbsd
On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 09:03:56AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I'm going to install dragonflybsd on two mail server proxies: primary and secondary MX with milter-greylist on.
> :I need to share greylist data on both of them, I can do it using a dbms and I'll modify milter source code to store
> :such data in dbms instead RAM.
> :Are there more efficient features on dfbsd to share (or exchange) such greylist data from primary and secondary host?
> :Best regards, \fer
> :NonSoLoSoft - http://www.nonsolosoft.com/
> I don't think you can safely update a dbms database file shared via NFS,
> if that's what you intend to do.
> What I recommend is that you simply make one machine the master and have
> a cron job on the secondary machinepull the greylist from the primary
> machine once an hour. Something like (in csh)
> (cron job script on secondary machine)
> rm -f greylist.new
> fetch -q -o greylist.new ftp://primary.machine/hidden-location-of-greylist
> (or http://)
> if ( $status == 0 ) then
> mv -f greylist.new greylist.db
> # be quiet if everything succeeded so no cron mail is generated
> echo "Secondary machine unable to pull greylist from primary machine"
Due do the dynamic nature of grey-listing, I don't think this "hourly sync"
is a good idea.
There are several grey-listing implementations that can use a networked
RDBMS like MySQL or PostgreSQL. Run an *SQL server on either host (or
on a dedicated third one) and let both mailservers use/maintain the same
database over the network.