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SOCKETMAP_TABLE(5)						File Formats Manual						SOCKETMAP_TABLE(5)

NAME
socketmap_table - Postfix socketmap table lookup client SYNOPSIS
postmap -q "string" socketmap:inet:host:port:name postmap -q "string" socketmap:unix:pathname:name postmap -q - socketmap:inet:host:port:name <inputfile postmap -q - socketmap:unix:pathname:name <inputfile DESCRIPTION
The Postfix mail system uses optional tables for address rewriting. mail routing or policy lookup. The Postfix socketmap client expects TCP endpoint names of the form inet:host:port:name, or UNIX-domain endpoints of the form unix:path- name:name. In both cases, name specifies the name field in a socketmap client request (see "REQUEST FORMAT" below). PROTOCOL
Socketmaps use a simple protocol: the client sends one request, and the server sends one reply. Each request and each reply are sent as one netstring object. REQUEST FORMAT
The socketmap protocol supports only the lookup request. The request has the following form: name <space> key Search the named socketmap for the specified key. Postfix will not generate partial search keys such as domain names without one or more subdomains, network addresses without one or more least-significant octets, or email addresses without the localpart, address extension or domain portion. This behavior is also found with cidr:, pcre:, and regexp: tables. REPLY FORMAT
The Postfix socketmap client requires that replies are not longer than 100000 characters (not including the netstring encapsulation). Replies must have the following form: OK <space> data The requested data was found. NOTFOUND <space> The requested data was not found. TEMP <space> reason TIMEOUT <space> reason PERM <space> reason The request failed. The reason, if non-empty, is descriptive text. SECURITY
This map cannot be used for security-sensitive information, because neither the connection nor the server are authenticated. SEE ALSO
http://cr.yp.to/proto/netstrings.txt, netstring definition postconf(1), Postfix supported lookup tables postmap(1), Postfix lookup table manager regexp_table(5), format of regular expression tables pcre_table(5), format of PCRE tables cidr_table(5), format of CIDR tables README FILES
Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to locate this information. DATABASE_README, Postfix lookup table overview BUGS
The protocol limits are not yet configurable. LICENSE
The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software. HISTORY
Socketmap support was introduced with Postfix version 2.10. AUTHOR(S) Wietse Venema IBM T.J. Watson Research P.O. Box 704 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA Wietse Venema Google, Inc. 111 8th Avenue New York, NY 10011, USA SOCKETMAP_TABLE(5)

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TCP_TABLE(5)							File Formats Manual						      TCP_TABLE(5)

NAME
tcp_table - Postfix client/server table lookup protocol SYNOPSIS
postmap -q "string" tcp:host:port postmap -q - tcp:host:port <inputfile DESCRIPTION
The Postfix mail system uses optional tables for address rewriting or mail routing. These tables are usually in dbm or db format. Alterna- tively, table lookups can be directed to a TCP server. 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. PROTOCOL DESCRIPTION
The TCP map class implements a very simple protocol: the client sends a request, and the server sends one reply. Requests and replies are sent as one line of ASCII text, terminated by the ASCII newline character. Request and reply parameters (see below) are separated by white- space. Send and receive operations must complete in 100 seconds. REQUEST FORMAT
The tcp_table protocol supports only the lookup request. The request has the following form: get SPACE key NEWLINE Look up data under the specified key. Postfix will not generate partial search keys such as domain names without one or more subdomains, network addresses without one or more least-significant octets, or email addresses without the localpart, address extension or domain portion. This behavior is also found with cidr:, pcre:, and regexp: tables. REPLY FORMAT
Each reply specifies a status code and text. Replies must be no longer than 4096 characters including the newline terminator. 500 SPACE text NEWLINE In case of a lookup request, the requested data does not exist. The text describes the nature of the problem. 400 SPACE text NEWLINE This indicates an error condition. The text describes the nature of the problem. The client should retry the request later. 200 SPACE text NEWLINE The request was successful. In the case of a lookup request, the text contains an encoded version of the requested data. ENCODING
In request and reply parameters, the character %, each non-printing character, and each whitespace character must be replaced by %XX, where XX is the corresponding ASCII hexadecimal character value. The hexadecimal codes can be specified in any case (upper, lower, mixed). The Postfix client always encodes a request. The server may omit the encoding as long as the reply is guaranteed to not contain the % or NEWLINE character. SECURITY
Do not use TCP lookup tables for security critical purposes. The client-server connection is not protected and the server is not authenti- cated. BUGS
Only the lookup method is currently implemented. The client does not hang up when the connection is idle for a long time. SEE ALSO
postmap(1), Postfix lookup table manager regexp_table(5), format of regular expression tables pcre_table(5), format of PCRE tables cidr_table(5), format of CIDR tables 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) Wietse Venema IBM T.J. Watson Research P.O. Box 704 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA Wietse Venema Google, Inc. 111 8th Avenue New York, NY 10011, USA TCP_TABLE(5)

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