Installing Zimbra on VServer

Revision as of 20:13, 20 April 2006 by MergeSpamAccountsIntoMe (talk | contribs) (Security)

Installation on VServer

These instructions are specifically for Debian VServers, but should be able to be applied to just about any system

Debian and VServers

Gotchas

Unix file(1) utility

A base Debian vserver doesn't have a "file" utility installed by default. This is needed by amavis. Install it by typing:

apt-get install file

/etc/hosts

Make sure you have a localhost entry and also an entry with your primary IP. For example:

127.0.0.1       localhost
123.123.123.123 mail.somehost.zimbra

localhost

The Zimbra logger process doesn't seem to startup. "zmcontrol status" on my system shows:

vserver:~# /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcontrol status
Host vserver.somedomain
        antispam                Stopped
        antivirus               Stopped
        ldap                    Running
        logger                  Stopped
        mailbox                 Stopped
        mta                     Stopped
        snmp                    Stopped
        spell                   Running
vserver:~#


The logger uses MySQL. I'm guessing there is some problem with privileges and/or connecting to localhost in the "mysql" database. Just a hunch though.

Postfix

Security limits

Edit /etc/security/limits.conf and remove the lines for zimbra user (last two lines) - otherwise the su command won't work (at least under SuSE OSS 10.0 vserver)

Amavis

Edit /opt/zimbra/amavisd/sbin/amavisd (main Perl script) and explicitly add the IP address of the Zimbra VServer to the "inet_acl" line. I.e:

@inet_acl   = qw( 127.0.0.1 123.123.123.123 [::1] );  # allow SMTP access only from localhost

Postfix should then be able to talk to Amavis...

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