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NISPLUS_TABLE(5)								 NISPLUS_TABLE(5)

NAME
       nisplus_table - Postfix NIS+ client

SYNOPSIS
       postmap -q "string" "nisplus:[name=%s];name.name."

       postmap -q - "nisplus:[name=%s];name.name." <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 as NIS+ databases.

       To find out what types of lookup tables your Postfix system supports use the "postconf -m"
       command.

       To  test Postfix NIS+ lookup tables, use the "postmap -q" command as described in the SYN-
       OPSIS above.

QUERY SYNTAX
       Most of the NIS+ query is specified via the NIS+ map name. The general format of a Postfix
       NIS+ map name is as follows:

	   nisplus:[name=%s];name.name.name.:column

       Postfix	NIS+ map names differ from what one normally would use with commands such as nis-
       cat:

       o      With each NIS+ table lookup, "%s" is replaced by a version of  the  lookup  string.
	      There can be only one "%s" instance in a Postfix NIS+ map name.

       o      Postfix NIS+ map names use ";" instead of ",", because the latter character is spe-
	      cial in the Postfix main.cf file.  Postfix replaces ";" characters in the map  name
	      by "," before making NIS+ queries.

       o      The  ":column"  part  in	the  NIS+  map name is not part of the actual NIS+ query.
	      Instead, it specifies the number of the  table  column  that  provides  the  lookup
	      result. When no ":column" is specified the first column (1) is used.

EXAMPLE
       A NIS+ aliases map might be queried as follows:

	   alias_maps = dbm:/etc/mail/aliases,
	       nisplus:[alias=%s];mail_aliases.org_dir.$mydomain.:1

       This queries the local aliases file before the NIS+ file.

SEE ALSO
       postmap(1), Postfix lookup table manager

README FILES
       Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to locate this information.
       DATABASE_README, Postfix lookup table overview

LICENSE
       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

AUTHOR(S)
       Geoff Gibbs
       UK-HGMP-RC
       Hinxton
       Cambridge
       CB10 1SB, UK

       Adopted and adapted by:
       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

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