[Dovecot] v2.0.rc3 released

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Jul 22 20:42:42 EEST 2010

It's mainly to support per-ip certificates. Login processes are chrooted
and unprivileged, so they can't go opening certificates or their private
keys after init. So they need to get the full cert/key from the config
process. So config parsing needs to be able to know that it needs to
read the given file and put it in a setting instead of just passing the

Well, okay, I guess it would have been possible to mark some settings as
"read this file" and the "<" wouldn't have been necessary. But the
problem with ssl=no would be still the same and it would be less

On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 13:36 -0400, Steven King wrote:
> Hmm, very interesting. Is this to facilitate functionality such that
> you may be able to specify the cert and key hashes in the config file
> with a slightly different syntax?
> That is the only thing I could think of using a different syntax like
> that. I've never seen this kind of syntax in other configs.
> On 7/22/10 7:33 AM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> > On 22.7.2010, at 6.21, Steven King wrote:
> >
> >> What does the "<" actually do? I just followed the wiki example, and it
> >> doesn't clearly explain what it is for.
> > Reads the setting's value from the given file. Similar to how < works in a shell.
> >

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