[Dovecot] SSL + compression?
Benjamin R. Haskell
dovecot at benizi.com
Fri Jun 20 23:48:22 EEST 2008
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Johannes Berg wrote:
>>>> I don't think it does be default. The only what I know is to establish
>>>> a compressed SSH tunnel to your server and then access the server over
>>>> the tunnel. It will compress and give you an extra layer of encryption.
>>> Umm, no. It will not compress. Think about it, encrypted data is
>>> fundamentally not compressible, that's the whole point.
> Well, as far as I understood Marc, since he was saying "an extra layer
> of encryption" I understood him to mean that he wanted to
> encrypt(compress(encrypt(imap stream)))
> by building an ssh-tunnelled imaps (or imap/tls) connection. IOW,
> dovecot would see an SSL connection too.
Hmm, yes. I took it to mean that the 'encrypt' of
was the "extra layer". But, I think your interpretation is more easily
arrived at, and if it's what Mark meant, you're absolutely right that the
tunnel won't help.
A compressed SSH tunnel to regular, non-SSL IMAP should work to reduce
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