dccm userdirs and "mailer"

John R Levine johnl@iecc.com
Thu Jun 12 04:19:35 UTC 2003

> This hash function (ie userdirs/<fist>/<second>/) doesn't scale well.

The vpopmail package at www.inter7.com has some fairly reasonable code to
do a bushy tree of directories.

On the other hand, I agree with whoever said that more than one extra
level was a bad idea.  I'd do a straightforward hash of the name mod 100
as the directory name, e.g. blah/47/fred, and figure that if I have more
than 10,000 users, I need a fancier solution with LDAP or a database.

John Levine, johnl@iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
"More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.

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