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This Postfix Module installs postfix and configures it using Augeas


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  • 1.0.0 (latest)
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released Aug 13th 2014
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet >=2.7.20 <4.0.0
  • , Redhat, Ubuntu

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mod 'mjhas-postfix', '1.0.0'
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bolt module add mjhas-postfix
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puppet module install mjhas-postfix --version 1.0.0

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mjhas/postfix — version 1.0.0 Aug 13th 2014


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This is the postfix module. It provides installation and configuration routines using Puppet.

Simplest Configuration:

include postfix

It will just install the postfix package and ensure that postfix is running.

Simple Configuration:

include postfix

class { 'postfix::config':
  smtpd_banner        => ' ESMTP (Debian/GNU)',

It will just install the postfix package and ensure that postfix is running and set the SMTP Banner to the specified.

Relay Configuration:

include postfix

class {'postfix::relay':

It will just install the postfix package and ensure that postfix is running and that emails are forwarded to the relayhost.

Real World Configuration:

include postfix

class { 'postfix::postgres':
  dbname     => 'dbname',
  dbpassword => 'dbpassword',
  dbuser     => 'dbusername',

class { 'postfix::config':
  alias_maps          => 'hash:/etc/aliases',
  append_dot_mydomain => 'no',
  biff                => 'no',
  broken_sasl_auth_clients             => 'no',
  content_filter      => 'amavis:[]:10024',
  disable_vrfy_command                 => 'yes',
  mail_spool_directory                 => '/var/mail',
  mailbox_size_limit  => '100000000',
  message_size_limit  => '60485760',
  mydestination       => ', localhost, localhost.localdomain',
  myhostname          => '',
  mynetworks          => ',',
  myorigin            => '/etc/mailname',
  local_recipient_maps                 => 'proxy:unix:passwd.byname $alias_maps',
  proxy_read_maps     => '$local_recipient_maps $mydestination $virtual_alias_maps $virtual_alias_domains $virtual_mailbox_maps $virtual_mailbox_domains $relay_recipient_maps $relay_domains $canonical_maps $sender_canonical_maps $recipient_canonical_maps $relocated_maps $transport_maps $mynetworks',
  receive_override_options             => 'no_address_mappings',
  show_user_unknown_table_name         => 'no',
  smtp_sasl_security_options           => 'yes',
  smtp_tls_CAfile     => '/etc/ssl/certs/CAcert_chain.pem',
  smtp_tls_note_starttls_offer         => 'yes',
  smtp_use_tls        => 'yes',
  smtpd_banner        => ' ESMTP (Debian/GNU)',
  smtpd_data_restrictions              => 'reject_unauth_pipelining,     permit',
  smtpd_delay_reject  => 'yes',
  smtpd_helo_required => 'yes',
  smtpd_recipient_restrictions         => 'reject_invalid_hostname,     permit_sasl_authenticated,      reject_non_fqdn_hostname,     reject_non_fqdn_sender,     reject_non_fqdn_recipient,      reject_unknown_sender_domain,     reject_unknown_recipient_domain,            reject_unauth_pipelining,     permit_mynetworks,      reject_unauth_destination,      reject_rbl_client, reject_rbl_client      permit',
  smtpd_sasl_auth_enable               => 'yes',
  smtpd_sasl_local_domain              => '$myhostname',
  smtpd_sasl_security_options          => 'noanonymous',
  smtpd_sender_restrictions            => 'permit_sasl_authenticated, permit_mynetworks',
  smtpd_tls_auth_only => 'no',
  smtpd_tls_cert_file => '/etc/ssl/certs/example_server.pem',
  smtpd_tls_key_file  => '/etc/ssl/private/example_privatekey.pem',
  smtpd_tls_loglevel  => '1',
  smtpd_tls_received_header            => 'yes',
  smtpd_tls_session_cache_timeout      => '3600s',
  smtpd_use_tls       => 'yes',
  tls_random_source   => 'dev:/dev/urandom',
  transport_maps      => 'proxy:pgsql:/etc/postfix/postgresql/',
  virtual_alias_maps  => 'proxy:pgsql:/etc/postfix/postgresql/',
  virtual_gid_maps    => 'static:5000',
  virtual_mailbox_base                 => '/srv/vmail',
  virtual_mailbox_domains              => 'proxy:pgsql:/etc/postfix/postgresql/',
  virtual_mailbox_limit                => '100000000',
  virtual_mailbox_maps                 => 'proxy:pgsql:/etc/postfix/postgresql/',
  virtual_uid_maps    => 'static:5000',
  smtpd_sasl_type     => 'dovecot',
  smtpd_sasl_path     => 'private/auth',
  virtual_transport   => 'dovecot',
  dovecot_destination_recipient_limit  => '1',
  maildrop_destination_recipient_limit => '1',

Well, it does something more. You could reuse this piece of code but you need to have a dovecot running and a database with the correct schema.


Andschwa cpganderton