postfix and dovecot for more than one instance

hi folks!

you know, never touch a running system, but there was a little problem with my mailserver configuration. i have planned to organize my server with virtual maps. with postfix, dovecot and mysql there were no problems … everything was really nice and more or minor out of the box. only one thing went wrong – if you use certificates a lot of mailclients won’t be very happy, because for one instance you can pick only one certificate – so, if you connect to this instance for another virtual domain – 😕

so, it was necessary to configure another instance … if you want to have a step-by-step how-to look to this links: postfix and dovecot. it is very easy … copy the directories of configuration and /var/run and change some attributes, such as listen-address and the proper certificate files.

the most tricky part were the init.d scripts … postfix and dovecot

after some successful tests you can start the update-rc.d script …

thats all!

2 thoughts on “postfix and dovecot for more than one instance

  1. MatthiasF

    “never touch a running system” tell me about it – on wednesday i wanted to upgrade my vserver kernel (because of the vmsplice root exploit) and i haven’t gotten it running again since then 🙁

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