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Re: trouble with non-existents users



On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 12:59:20PM -0300, PAZ wrote:
> 
> There are 576 directories. These are home directories for all the users 
> associated to this domain (just like the case described in the install 
> document).
Same problem as i had. I solved it by moving the alias-user to another dir:
eg: /home/virtual.org/alias.

Kind regards,
Michael.
> 
> On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Michael Devogelaere wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 12:32:17PM -0300, PAZ wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hi all:
> > > 
> > > 	I'm still having some trouble understanding alias users. I defined 
> > > an alias user for every domain associated to my server, like documentation 
> > > says. I also used this reply:
> > > http://qmail-sql.digibel.be/archive/msg00028.html
> > > as my main reference about this subject.
> > > 
> > > 	When I send a mail to a non-existent user, to a domain with no 
> > > .qmail-default file, I get an error message in my log, like this:
> > > 
> > > delivery 36032: deferral: 
> > > Unable_to_open_.qmail-nonexistent:_process_cannot_open_more_files._(#4.3.0)/
> > > 
> > > 	I realise that this file (.qmail-nonexistent) don't exist, but I 
> > > wonder if that entry in my log message is a regular thing, and also, why I 
> > > don't get an error mail as a reply for sending a mail to a non existent 
> > > address.
> > How many files are there in the homedirectory of that alias-user ? I've had
> > the same problem 2 years ago and it turned out that directory contained too
> > much files (well, directories in my case). That's one of the reasons
> > i added the dotqmails-table.
> > It also explains the absence of a reply: qmail won't bounce temporary
> > failures until queuelifetime has been exceeded. Wait 7 days and you'll
> > probably get a bounce ;)
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Michael.
> > 
> 
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