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Execute the following command:
 
Execute the following command:
  
  zmlocalconfig -e postfix_transport_maps='hash:${zimbra_home}/postfix/conf/transport,ldap:${zimbra_home}/conf/ldap-transport.cf'
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  zmlocalconfig -e postfix_transport_maps=' hash:/opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport,ldap:/opt/zimbra/conf/ldap-transport.cf'
  
 
This will add /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport as an additional transport map.
 
This will add /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport as an additional transport map.

Revision as of 05:56, 23 September 2008

Background

Many users of Zimbra may want to integrate Request Tracker (RT) or Mailman, both of which are typically configured by executing scripts from /etc/aliases. With Zimbra 5, /etc/aliases appears to be mostly ignored and therefore cannot be used. This wiki entry is based on a trick that was figured out in this forum post.

Steps for integrating RT

1. Configure the Postfix main.cf to handle an additional transport map Execute the following command:

zmlocalconfig -e postfix_transport_maps=' hash:/opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport,ldap:/opt/zimbra/conf/ldap-transport.cf'

This will add /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport as an additional transport map.


2. Create the transport map

Edit /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport and place the following lines at the top:

# Pipe transports for RT queues
# YOU HAVE TO ADD THE PIPES TO /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/master.cf if you want them to work!!!
rt@example.com     rt-pipe
rt-comment@example.com     rt-comment-pipe


And then create the transport db by executing (as zimbra)

postmap /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/transport


3. Define the pipe transports

The transport definitions 'rt-pipe' and 'rt-comment-pipe' must now be defined. Edit /opt/zimbra/postfix/conf/master.cf and add the following lines to the end of the file:

rt-pipe         unix    -       n               n               -               -       pipe
    flags= user=www argv=/opt/rt3/bin/rt-mailgate --queue general --action correspond --url http://rt.example.com/
rt-comment-pipe         unix    -       n               n               -               -       pipe
    flags= user=www argv=/opt/rt3/bin/rt-mailgate --queue general --action comment --url https://rt.example.com/

Note that the 2nd line needs to be right under the first and must start with whitespace. Also make sure the user= line is pointing to a valid user with permissions to execute the script.


4. Restart Postfix and test

Execute the following commands:

zmmtactl stop ; zmmtactl start

Now, you should be able to email rt@example.com and receive a message back. grep for RT in /var/log/messages as well as tail /var/log/mail to watch for errors.

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