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    Do I need a ldap server running for Zimbra to work?

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    Hi

    Zimbra has an ldap server, in fact Zimbra is a complete package and has everything it needs to run. There are a few system dependencies, have a look a look at the documentation for details.
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    Thank you for the reply, one more quick ?, I read the documentation on Zimbra, but does Zimbra need to be installed on a "Virgin" server or can I install it on my existing mail/web server?

    Thanks

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    It is recommended that Zimbra be run on a dedicated server but you can run it with another Apache server, for instance. You can't run it with another mail server as they'll both want to use port 25 and I wouldn't recommend trying it. If Zimbra does find any port conflicts the install routine will tell you and they can be changed.
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    Awesome, thanks again. Is there any other way of communicating except throught this forum, i.e. irc or ..........?

    Thanks

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    No, Zimbra haven't set-up anything on IRC so it's only the forum at present. I prefer forums as everyone can benefit from the answer provided - especially me as I'm new to linux & Zimbra.
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    Stormchaser - couple of things.

    Many of the questions you've posted have answers in these forums or on the web - you should start searching before you post.

    In general, pasting the entire text of an error into google can be enough to find a solution.

    For instance, your rpmdb error will lead you to information on how to recover your rpm database. (This may have been caused by low disk space, btw - is this on a virtual machine, or one with limited resources?)

    Your question about which nameserver to use - zimbra isn't choosing hosts at random, it's using the nameserver configured in your system (in your /etc/hosts file). The code that displays the nameserver used simply displays the IP of everyone that it asked for the MX record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmac
    Your question about which nameserver to use - zimbra isn't choosing hosts at random, it's using the nameserver configured in your system (in your /etc/hosts file). The code that displays the nameserver used simply displays the IP of everyone that it asked for the MX record.
    If I'm not mistaken the nameserver is not in /etc/hosts but is in /etc/resolv.conf

    at least, it is on every Linux and BSD system I've ever used.

    Not trying to be a troll, just trying to be sure the correct information is out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbska
    If I'm not mistaken the nameserver is not in /etc/hosts but is in /etc/resolv.conf

    at least, it is on every Linux and BSD system I've ever used.

    Not trying to be a troll, just trying to be sure the correct information is out there.
    Um - yeah. Sorry about that, meant resolv.conf

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