Murder installation: authentication hints.

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Mon Jun 9 09:41:12 EDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 12:30:28PM +0700, Dmitry Novosjolov wrote:
> As I understand the murder concept: imapproxyd at frontends proxies 
> connections to the backends, and it authenticates incoming connections (for 
> example, person1) at frontend, and then authenticates itself at the backend 
> server as some other user (for example, proxy1) (which is allowed to proxy) 
> and acts on behave of the user (person1).
> Right ?


> In general every fronend authenticates incoming IMAP connections locally, so 
> if I want to have *exactly* the same frontends I should take care of syncying 
> passwords between my frontends and If I use sieve I also should sync user 
> passwords on backends and fronends as well.
> Correct ?
> So the question is how I can achieve that ? 
> Maybe I should use some other way of performing authentication which uses a 
> centrilized password storage?

This is definitely the way to go.  Two possibility are using LDAP or
Kerberos for this matter.  You could also use PAM thru saslauthd open
even more possibility.

Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.       etienne.goyer at

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