[POLL] Defaulting allowplaintext to disabled
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Mar 28 07:08:43 EST 2007
Martin Konold wrote:
> Am Tuesday 27 March 2007 schrieb Ken Murchison:
> Hi Ken,
>> control both the protocol-specific plaintext login commands (IMAP,
>> LOGIN, POP3 USER/PASS, NNTP AUTHINFO USER/PASS), and the plaintext SASL
>> mechanisms (PLAIN, LOGIN).
> Yes, this is a good idea.
>> Since sending passwords in the clear sucks, and I would like to think
>> that most reasonable admins disable this option anyways, would anyone
>> have a major gripe if we change the allowplaintext option to default to
>> disabled in the 2.3.9 release?
> I think this is absolutly sane and actually what todays administrators expect.
>> Obviously, we will document this change
>> prominently in the release notes.
> What about adding an option to limit the plaintext login commands to
> IPs/IP-Range? For all useful purposes I can imagine this would be really
I don't want to make this one option too complicated. What you propose
can be accomplished by using proper service lines in cyrus.conf. You
can specify a particular hostname/IP in the 'listen' parameter, and you
can either use a special imapd.conf file allowing plaintext, or you can
use the '-p 2' command line option.
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