[Dovecot] PLAIN password scheme question

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Nov 13 20:16:17 EET 2008

On Nov 13, 2008, at 8:08 PM, Dmitri V. Ivanov wrote:

> So if the user has password like ":jgf" (meaning "ass" in russian)
> and passwords are stored into passwd-like file within {PLAIN} scheme
> what will happen?
> =====
> user:{PLAIN}:jgf:1234:1234:....
> =====
> Isn't it a reason to implement something like {HEX} and why?

v1.1+ supports {plain.b64} or {plain.hex}.

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