postmap -q "string" cidr:/etc/postfix/filename postmap -q - cidr:/etc/postfix/filename <inputfile
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.
The general form of a Postfix CIDR table is:
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.
Patterns are applied in the order as specified in the table, until a pattern is found that matches the search string.
/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
postmap(1), Postfix lookup table manager regexp_table(5), format of regular expression tables pcre_table(5), format of PCRE tables
Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to locate this information.
DATABASE_README, Postfix lookup table overview
CIDR table support was introduced with Postfix version 2.1.
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