why do we log this error from testparm ?

Nicholas J Brealey nick at brealey.org
Tue Apr 12 11:41:12 GMT 2005

Luke Mewburn wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 05:57:32PM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>   | 'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership.
>   | 
>   | ?  This seems bogus to me.
> Maybe it might cause problems with sites that use MTAs that treat names
> of the form 'foo+bar' as a special address of the user 'foo'.
> E.g, the postfix default recipient_delimiter in /etc/postfix/main.cf:
> 	recipient_delimiter = +
> (On my systems I use "recipient_delimiter = -", so the testparm
> warning is a moot point for me.)
> What if the warning was expanded to elaborate on this potential
> conflict between winbind & a common MTA configuration ?

I think the warning should be replaced with one about conflicts with
'plussed aliases' in MTAs. Plussed aliases are on by default in sendmail
and there does not seem to be a standard FEATURE to then them off.


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