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From Vincenzo Gianferrari Pini <vincenzo.gianferrarip...@praxis.it>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JAMES-562) Aliasmanagment should not depend on a user
Date Tue, 05 Sep 2006 07:41:27 GMT
Wait a moment, I may be the only one, but I'm using the "old Alias and 
Forward support" entirely for more than 60% of my end users, and the 
table entries are managed by an application that synchronizes every 10 
minutes our HR database and James database. So removing such support 
would immediately hurt my James production system.

I know that if I had to build my synchronization application *now* I 
would use virtual user table, but it wasn't like that 3.5 years ago.

So why remove the old support? let's just clearly deprecate it if we 
really want to, but again why?


Norman Maurer wrote:

>Ok if we "agree" to drop the current alias management and add commands
>to remotemanager and JMX to do all the stuff via VirtualUserTable im
>fine with it. But i never see that we agreed to deprecate or remove the
>current alias management.
>Am Sonntag, den 03.09.2006, 16:06 -0700 schrieb Noel J. Bergman (JIRA):
>>    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-562?page=comments#action_12432387
>>Noel J. Bergman commented on JAMES-562:
>>What don't you like about the existing solution?
>>We have a solution.  Use a virtual user table, like pretty much every other mail server.
  You either have an account or you don't.  Binary.  If you do, we have the current scheme.
 If you don't, we have virtual user tables.
>>My view is that the old Alias and Forward support should be removed, and replaced
by a management interface for the virtual user table system.  An point to remember is that
we might want to perform the mapping after the pipeline, immediately before delivery, which
is what the current scheme does.
>>Also, keep in mind that we need to recognize whether a recpient is valid, which requires
an account, an entry in a VUT, or a specific entry in config.xml.
>>>Aliasmanagment should not depend on a user
>>>                Key: JAMES-562
>>>                URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-562
>>>            Project: James
>>>         Issue Type: Improvement
>>>           Reporter: Norman Maurer
>>>        Assigned To: Norman Maurer
>>>If someone want to set a alias he must create a user fist and  then use this user
as alias. IMHO that makes no sense.. We don't need a password etc for an alias.. So we should
change it to not need a created user first .

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