[Dovecot] [PATCH] Fix on Cyrus SASL support for Rel 0.99.11

alan premselaar alien at 12inch.com
Fri Oct 22 03:13:02 EEST 2004

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 20.10.2004, at 03:29, ITO Nobuaki wrote:
>> Recently I found the CVS log which appeals that cyrus SASL support is
>> discontinued.  It's very sad.
> What reasons are there for keeping Cyrus SASL support? Personally I'd 
> like to get it replaced with dovecot-auth for my Postfix installations.

Well, I just had to install a combination that supports SASL because I'm 
using sendmail with SMTP AUTH, and I don't know anything about 
installing LDAP (and failed trying, this time around) and I'm under time 
constraints in order to migrate our office away from Exchange to our new 
mail server.

So, my requirements are that sendmail and the IMAP/POP processes share 
the same password database, that it have support for secure/encrypted 
password, that the users can change their password through an 
easy-to-use GUI.

I was able to achieve this with sendmail, cyrus-imap, squirrelmail & a 
change_sasl_password plugin to squirrelmail.

cyrus-imap is a royal pain to deal with if you're used to using 
something as easy to install/configure as dovecot.  I would have rather 
used dovecot.  with the release of the patch for 0.9.11, i might give it 
a try, but I was really hoping 1.0 would have been released or much 
closer to release so that I could use some of its features in production.

anyways, that's my opinion.


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