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Re: postfix and virtual

 David Kramer wrote: 
> I'm going from postfix 2.3 (fc6) to 2.4 (f8). 

I'm running 2.3.8, but... 

> When I restart postfix, I see errors in /var/log/maillog saying 
> "postfix/postalias[4188]: warning: /etc/postfix/virtual, line 307: need 
> name:value pair". 

Have you ran postmap after upgrading? Perhaps the binary format has changed. 

Try running postmap on the file directly and add one or more -v switches. 

> says that the virtual domains shouldn't be listed in 
> $mydestination, but of course mine are, since I host websites at 
> those addresses. 

That was true for 2.3 as well. Domains that lack real accounts shouldn't 
be listed on the mydestination line. Postfix will automatically 
recognize that it is the designated recipient for domains listed in the 
virtual tables. 

> I have a feeling what I really want is "canonical", not "virtual", but 
> the examples on its man page don't match exactly what I want to do, either. 

No, virtual aliases are appropriate for what you're doing. canonical is 
for rewriting headers. 


Tom Metro 
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