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Re: cyrus-imap

Am Fr, den 07.05.2004 schrieb Michal Jaegermann um 08:21:

> On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 10:08:53PM -0400, David Collantes wrote:
> > Cyrus on FC2 is compiled to use shadow passwords for authentication, so users must 
> > exist on the system before a mailbox is created with cyradm.

> <quote>
> It differs from
> other IMAP server implementations in that it is run on "sealed"
> servers, where users are not normally permitted to log in.
> </quote>
> So what is here really correct?
>    Michal

I like to ask the same question, as it was still not answered /
validated by the other replies:

Is the information by David Collantes correct that cyrus-imapd coming
with FC2 can only be used with system user account for each mail user?

I hardly doubt that because it would be total nonsense to not compile
against sasl and to force such a setup. I think it is wrong and that
just the default setup uses saslauthd with MECH=shadow, like already on
FC1 this is the default setup for Sendmail's and Postfix's STMP AUTH. It
would make some sense and the (more experienced) user can decide to use
a different authentification mech / method for the mail account users
like an LDAP backend or instead of using saslauthd directly requesting a
sasldb2. As the upcoming cyrus-imapd package most widely is based on
Simon Matter's great packaging (he does a really good job since long
time), I assume being sticked to system user accounts is just wrong


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