saslauthd and ldap and ??? pam

Igor Brezac igor at
Wed Feb 11 11:01:56 EST 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Shelley Waltz wrote:

> I am interested in knowing the difference and/or advantages
> of the ways one can use ldap authentication with sasl.
> One way is to use saslauthd -a ldap, which uses the auth_ldap
> module for saslauthd.
> Another way is to use saslauthd -a pam and then specify ldap
> as the auth mechanism in the various pam.d services such as
> smtp or imap.

saslauthd/ldap combination will give you better performance and in general
it is more stable.  Some pam implementations/modules leak memory.

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