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CIDR_TABLE(5)							File Formats Manual						     CIDR_TABLE(5)

NAME
cidr_table - format of Postfix CIDR tables
SYNOPSIS
postmap -q "string" cidr:/etc/postfix/filename postmap -q - cidr:/etc/postfix/filename <inputfile
DESCRIPTION
The Postfix mail system uses optional lookup tables. These tables are usually in dbm or db format. Alternatively, lookup tables can be specified in CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) form. In this case, each input is compared against a list of patterns. When a match is found, the corresponding result is returned and the search is terminated. To find out what types of lookup tables your Postfix system supports use the "postconf -m" command. To test lookup tables, use the "postmap -q" command as described in the SYNOPSIS above.
TABLE FORMAT
The general form of a Postfix CIDR table is: network_address/network_mask result When a search string matches the specified network block, use the corresponding result value. Specify 0.0.0.0/0 to match every IPv4 address, and ::/0 to match every IPv6 address. An IPv4 network address is a sequence of four decimal octets separated by ".", and an IPv6 network address is a sequence of three to eight hexadecimal octet pairs separated by ":". Before comparisons are made, lookup keys and table entries are converted from string to binary. Therefore table entries will be matched regardless of redundant zero characters. Note: address information may be enclosed inside "[]" but this form is not required. IPv6 support is available in Postfix 2.2 and later. network_address result When a search string matches the specified network address, use the corresponding result value. blank lines and comments Empty lines and whitespace-only lines are ignored, as are lines whose first non-whitespace character is a `#'. multi-line text A logical line starts with non-whitespace text. A line that starts with whitespace continues a logical line.
TABLE SEARCH ORDER
Patterns are applied in the order as specified in the table, until a pattern is found that matches the search string.
EXAMPLE SMTPD ACCESS MAP
/etc/postfix/main.cf: smtpd_client_restrictions = ... cidr:/etc/postfix/client.cidr ... /etc/postfix/client.cidr: # Rule order matters. Put more specific whitelist entries # before more general blacklist entries. 192.168.1.1 OK 192.168.0.0/16 REJECT
SEE ALSO
postmap(1), Postfix lookup table manager regexp_table(5), format of regular expression tables pcre_table(5), format of PCRE tables
README FILES
Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to locate this information. DATABASE_README, Postfix lookup table overview
HISTORY
CIDR table support was introduced with Postfix version 2.1. AUTHOR(S) The CIDR table lookup code was originally written by: Jozsef Kadlecsik KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics POB. 49 1525 Budapest, Hungary Adopted and adapted by: Wietse Venema IBM T.J. Watson Research P.O. Box 704 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA CIDR_TABLE(5)

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