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Installation and Upgrades / Re: Template for
« on: June 23, 2015, 01:03:27 pm »
Ok, got to the docs thanks to the other thread, created in the /etc/zentyal/stubs/mail, changed the affected line and it seems to work.

Installation and Upgrades / Template for
« on: June 23, 2015, 09:38:33 am »

we still use Zentyal 3.5.1, as a small ISP. We usually don't allow usage of our mail server, but as it happens, there are some exceptions - clients having their domain hosted somewhere else, yet requesting us to provide our smtp server. So - we created one general email adress to authenticate to smtp, plus STARTLS usage.

However, there was some change in Zentyal 3.5.1, as before that, we had no such issue. We simply need to comment out the following line of, in order to get above scenario working:


The problem is, that there is no tickbox for such feature in a GUI and even more so - If I change it (comment out), simply doing any other change, or even server restart, uncomments the above line. Before I write some cron job, which keeps watching it, my question is - is there any template of somewhere, which Zentyal internally uses, so that I could make the change directly there?

Thanks a lot,

News and Announcements / Re: Zentyal 4.0 Roadmap Published!
« on: August 26, 2014, 02:48:44 pm »
If there is a "demand" we can start a thread of "Alternative setup solutions and configs " to compensate for the dropped modules.
And of course if the Zentyal guys do not mind starting such a thread.

It's perfect if community can document about alternatives to previous Zentyal functionality, anyway, as we've stated several times, there will be also documentation provided by the Zentyal team about that ;)

I really don't know, who does business development in terms of your company, but maybe you should gyus better all fire yourself and close the shop, no? :-)

Well, not sure it was funny, but what surely is not funny is the 4.0 roadmap. Many of us here can have rather good understanding of what and why is happening with the product. On the other hand, many of us came here with certain needs. I am surely not alone migrating to Zentyal from ClearOS, and kind of loving the product. It works and it has everything I need.

But! You should ask yourself if the community is big enough to do any modules development. For many of us, the reason to further follow Zentyla, will just vanish. I do remember, how my favourite Rebol language got itself into the point of irrelevance, because at certain point at time, the company and their investors thought, that they will do some products for corporations. They even created nice product, but they lost many crucial members of the community.

As someone already said - if someone really needs Exchange, then he buys Exchange. It will be interesting to watch, how successful you are going to be in the 4.0+ era. Of course I wish you a luck ...

News and Announcements / Re: Zentyal 3.5 available
« on: July 26, 2014, 04:02:06 pm »
"proudly presents" and "removes .... ftp ..." does not sound well here ;-)

Installation and Upgrades / What is being backed-up by default?
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:16:51 pm »
After inability to further login to my server preceeded by the power outage, I installed new instance of Zentyal Server. Logged into the cloud and tried to restore config. It kind of works, except the FTP. Then I realised, it did not create user dirs in /home directory.

I was surprised, that e.g. /vmail directory structure is recreated, while /home/ users directory was not. Is that what the config backup does without further configuration? I don't mind data - our server is mainly an ISP sendmail plus few websites and FTP accounts, but at least directory structure with proper rights could be recreated?

But maybe my import did not happen properly? It was kind of stuck in the 9 from 30 stage, at FTP section.


Installation and Upgrades / Can't login after power outage ...
« on: May 16, 2014, 11:43:25 am »

I can't login to the Zentyal server after power outage. vmWare ESXi works, other virtual machines work, Zentyal tries to boot, but then I am offered a login dialog box. I enter the username I set for the administration, as well as password, but I can't get in.

Also - it does not ping from the remoter router. From the local network, it can. It seems like some settings being lost :-( Is there any way of how could I obey the problem, and reset the root password, to get in to see, what's the state of the system?

Many thanks,

Good thing that I still have my old server available. I can see different postfix configs in some places. In my case, the culprit with new Zentyal server (3.4), was the following line:


I really wonder, why such gotchas are being put into each possible update. Ditto Apache included in latest version - your websites will not work, as order allow, deny directives were replaced by Require all granted directive.

Not a Zentyal thing, but I would expect it being mentioned in the docs ...


our server is We have one customer,,, who has theri websites and email accounts hosted elsewhere, but they do want us to provide smtp service for them.

So, their domains are not set on our Zentyal server as hosts, for which we do manage (receive emails). As I don't want to possibly have any relay, we defined user account for them, called simply Referring to following doc, relay should work for authenticated user:

But what I get is the following message: Sender address rejected, not owned by user

My question is simple - is there any way of how to make system less restrictive? E.g. by changing some smtpd_recipient_restrictions=?



because my old Zentyal server has broken authentication, I decided to install new server and move stuff to the new server. I am experiencing several problems:

1) I can't have two users with identical first and last name. Probably an LDAP definition problem?

2) What is the relation between LDAP section email (optional) and email defined via a plugin in a bottom section? It has really an inconsistent behaviour?!

a) when you change email address and hit apply. It is  NOT reflected in the bottom section upon the DELETE button. If you hit delete, it deletes whole account. It is confusing. Also - once you try to add an alias, you can't. You have to click to other user and then go back. Simply an UI bug

b) distribution group, once again, I defined (optional) email, but once sent email to such an address, message bounced with "user not in a virtual mail table" error message. I tried to add email alias in the bottom (plugin) section, but it screamed, that such email address already exists. So I had to delete it in upper section, add an alias, and only then email got delivered. This is imo very confusing ...

I found some general non Zentyal related suggestion from one user:

"And I solved my problem by a clean removal and re-install. BTW, I met this issue after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Could be caused by some legacy env conflict, I guess.
$sudo apt-get purge freeradius-common freeradius freeradius-mysql
$sudo apt-get install freeradius-common freeradius freeradius-mysql"

Am I safe to do the above, or do I risk loosing the configs, logins, etc?

No, I did not. And sadly, after the server reboot, I can't login to webmail, which might mean that radius based accounts are not working :-( That really made the server unoperational and I wonder noone else is experiencing identical symptoms? Now I wonder, how do our users get to their emails ....

In the past I was really glad I found some fine distro with web panel, not being a Linux guru and being able to delegate some easy tasks as adding new users, to other ppl. Zentyal fitted the bill, well, almost - it still lacked in the area of aesy creation and configuration of websites / virtual domains. It did not even allowed to define custome Apache config for virtual domains. All what was needed was just one text area in user interface. My feature request was added to the list of possible future enhancements.

Coming back after one year, my impression is, that Zentyal is moving away from being a good option for ISPs, and that is imo a pity. Reading documentation suggests, my above request is still not there and removing FTP server from default distro nails it even more clearly.

I simply don't believe any second, that FTP messes with other directory services and I find the decision to remove the FTP service being really stupid. Sorry, but not willing to use any nonsense like SSH file transfers for something so basic, as is upload of webpages via FTP service. Worked well for ages.

Maybe once again a time to find a different distro, which better fits ISP needs.

Sorry for amateur question, but I don't understand the removal of FTP module. Does it mean, that we will be no longer able to upload files via FTP? E.g. for a webserver purpose?



after some time I decided to resolve the update situation problem on my Zentyal 2.2 installation. Trouble was solved, /boot was "full" and apt-get reported there is not enought space for updates, or something like that.

So I went and updated kernel from 2.9 to 2.11., also various other components of the system. All went well, except the zentyal-radius. The dashboard displays message, instructing me to resolve the situation using:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

But it fails with the following console output (Sorry for the rough translations of the Czech parts, hopefully you will understand):

Setting-up the package freeradius-ldap (2.1.8+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
 * Stopping FreeRADIUS daemon freeradius                                                                                                                                                                                                      * /var/run/freeradius/ not found...                                                                                                                                                                                    [ OK ]
 * Starting FreeRADIUS daemon freeradius                                                                                                                                                                                              [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript freeradius, action "force-reload" failed.
dpkg: error during the set-up of freeradius-ldap (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error code 1
dpkg: non-fulfilled dependencies disallowed the configuretion of the zentyal-radius package:
 zentyal-radius is dependant upon freeradius-ldap (>= 2.1.8+dfsg-1ubuntu1); unfortunately:
  The pakcage freeradius-ldap is not yet configured.
dpkg: error trying zentyal-radius (--configure):
 dependency problems - will let it unconfigured

I event tried: dpkg --configure freeradius-ldap, with the following output:

Setting up the package freeradius-ldap (2.1.8+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
 * Stopping FreeRADIUS daemon freeradius                                                                                                                                                                                                      * /var/run/freeradius/ not found...                                                                                                                                                                                    [ OK ]
 * Starting FreeRADIUS daemon freeradius                                                                                                                                                                                              [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript freeradius, action "force-reload" failed.
dpkg: error trying freeradius-ldap (--configure):
  subprocess post-installation script returned error code 1
Errors in:


Now - I am not sure I need the Radius. I am not using it and if system is not using it on behind, I might just ignore the problem. But - the dashboard states: "The following packages are not properly installed. You need to fix this before trying to use them or install new modules.", so I am not sure I will be able to update any other packages, if the above problem persists?

Thanks a lot,

Installation and Upgrades / Mail domain masquarade?
« on: November 14, 2012, 12:10:35 pm »
Hello guys,

I have the following specific situation. We run Zentyal 2.x server, and so far it works nicely. We have several domains hosted there, including their aliases, for both web and email. However, we also run Ispadmin server, which helps us to manage our wi-fi network users. Here's the scenario:

Zentyal server:
- multiple domains, the primary one is
- serves as relay for machine
- hosts, so that I can receive emails for it

Ispadmin server:
- sends emails via relay to server

And now, what is my problem? We have some sending policy implemented, which says, that is represented by one IP address. What we also want is Ispadmin server being able to send emails with from/reply address being set to

Now the trouble is, that such emails are coming back, mostly because of the policy. Simply put, we need somehow to masquarade ispadmin by using Any solution?

Here's the error message:

 host[] said: 550 5.7.1
    Sender Policy Framework of `' domain denied your IP address. (in
    reply to MAIL FROM command)

and later in the header:

Received: from (localhost.localdomain [])
   by (Postfix) with ESMTP id AECAB3DDD8F

The trouble is, that machine has different IP, so it will fail on checking MX record. Any suggestion of how to solve that?

best regards,

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