Fwd: Multiple IPs

From: James Devine (no email)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 16:14:35 EDT

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    From: James Devine <>
    Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:13 PM
    Subject: Re: Multiple IPs
    To: José Luis Tallón <>

    On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM, José Luis Tallón <
    > wrote:

    > James Devine wrote:
    > > I am trying to separate multiple IPs in the master.cf
    > > <http://master.cf> file. I have created multiple instances of smtpd
    > > on different IPs and multiple instances of smtp which is running via a
    > > unix socket, each socket named differently and each passed a different
    > > IP via -o smtp_bind_address. My problem is binding the message coming
    > > in via the specific smtpd process to the correct smtp unix socket. I
    > > cannot find a flag to accomplish this. Does anyone know if this can
    > > be done or if there is a better way of going about this?
    > AFAICS, what you want are multiple instances of *Postfix* (complete with
    > different config files/dir, different queues, etc), not just multiple
    > smtpd "instances". Multiple smtpds do not afford you the flexibility you
    > expect, since they all share the same base rules. The usual parallel
    > still applies: Postfix is a "mail router". As such, there are some
    > things which you just can't do with a single instance (single "routing
    > table").
    >
    > There is documentation on setting up multiple instances, as it is much
    > easier since Victor Duchovny contributed several patches some time ago.
    > Please take a look at the documentation on www.postfix.org and/or Google
    > for "multiple instances".
    >
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > J.L.
    >

    Alright, so reviewing http://advosys.ca/papers/postfix-instance.html as
    linked from the postfix webpage it appears in order to run multiple complete
    instances I need to make full copies of the config directory as well as
    separate out the spools. Is this still the preferred method? I ask this
    because I am trying to separate 30+ IPs and 30+ configs/spools may be a bit
    tedious to work with.

    Thanks.


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