[Dovecot] Suggestion for dovecot default SSL configuration...

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Aug 11 04:53:06 EEST 2006

On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 13:48 -0700, Douglas Moore wrote:
> First off, thanks for the effort on this software, it's a world  
> better than the uw-imap that I used to have to deal with...
> This isn't a bug report per se, but rather a response to something  
> that came up during some recent security scans.   Given that SSLv2  
> has it's share of issues, I'd like to suggest that you remove it from  
> the default ciphers supplied with the source distribution.  A  
> simple :!SSLv2 added to the default cipher list would aid in the  
> overall security of the package.

I'm not an expert in SSL, so I'd rather be sure that it's actually more
helpful than harmful. Does something still use SSLv2? If I do the
change, I guess the only thing it does is to break those clients that
still try to use it? Is its security already bad enough that it's just
better to break them?
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